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Kimberley Walsh is happy Cheryl is happy

Kimberley Walsh is happy Cheryl is happy

Cheryl's best friend is "happy she is happy".

The 33-year-old singer is rumoured to be expecting her first child with boyfriend Liam Payne, 23, and while her former Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh - who is pregnant with her and husband Justin Scott's second child, a sibling for two-year-old Bobby, didn't confirm the news as she feels it is a subject only her pal should address, she admitted she is thrilled her friend is in such a good place.

She told TV Life magazine: "Yes, I'm really happy that she's happy. I don't really want to go into too much detail on that because I feel it's something that she should speak about, but to know she's happy makes me happy."

However, an insider recently claimed Cheryl - whose divorce from second husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini was granted earlier this month - has no intention of addressing the speculation she is pregnant.

A source said: "She's used to living her life in the public eye but this time she's making a point of allowing herself some space and letting the mystery continue.

"Even if she were pregnant, she'd love to keep it quiet right the way through, if at all possible.

"After 'The X Factor' she's enjoying taking a slight back seat - she's not been using social media very much and hasn't been turning up at showbiz events all over the place. A slightly quieter life is a nice change for her and she's really enjoying it."

Simon Cowell recently added fuel to the fire when he said Cheryl would make a great mother because she's a "natural" with his two-year-old son Eric.

He said: "I guess that is what happens when you are with someone. Cheryl would be an amazing mum. I have seen her with my son Eric and other kids over the years and she is incredible. She is very good with them."