To have that relationship is rare, to be able to have it with you and share those moments is pretty special actually." Derek Hough (2010): Derek Hough has confirmed he dated Cheryl after her divorce from Ashley Cole Cheryl struck up a close friendship with music video in 2009.The pair were said to have begun dating the following year after Cheryl split from her husband Ashley Cole, with Derek whisking her away on a romantic holiday to Tanzania in June 2010.While the pair never confirmed their romance at the time, Derek has since revealed that he did briefly date the former Girls Aloud star, revealing: "We dated for a while.Absolutely we are still friends, we are very close." Ashley Cole (2004 - May 2010): Cheryl was married to Ashley Cole for three-and-a-half years Cheryl first met footballer Ashley Cole when they both moved into the same apartment block in North London in 2004.Cheryl was married to footballer Ashley Cole at the time.In January 2016 news of Cheryl’s divorce to Jean-Bernard broke and it is believed the pair began dating afterwards.Rumours of Cheryl and Liam’s relationship reached fever pitch in February when the One Direction star changed his Instagram profile picture to one of the couple together.The pair were first photographed together in March 2016 at Salmontini restaurant in London and made their first red carpet debut together in May at the Global Gift Gala.
A source close to Cheryl confirms to ET that the two have been dating since late last year, and now the 1D boybander has made it official with a sweet Instagram post."Happy #internationalwomensday to my favourite woman in the world ??Find out when the next series of The X-Factor inevitably launches this summer.An XF spokesperson stated to uk: ‘Discussions are still ongoing about this year’s series of The X Factor.NEWS: One Direction's Liam Payne Shows Off Rock-Hard Abs After Losing 'Christmas Weight'The "Perfect" singer ended a relationship with Sophia Smith last year, while Cheryl is divorcing her husband of 19 months, Jean-Bernard Ferndandez-Versini.It's her second marriage -- she was wedded to soccer player Ashley Cole for four years, until 2010.‘The talks could continue for some time,’ they added.X Factor Live Finals, London, Britain - 5 December 2015 Pictured: Cheryl Fernandez Versini, Simon Cowell Ref: SPL1190301 051215 Picture by: Syco/Thames/Corbis/Dymond " class="img-align-none wp-image-5547997 size-full" data-rewritten="true" / The X Factor itself is in a bit of crossroads situation, with poor viewing figures last year – Simon is reportedly battling it out with producers to get Louis Walsh, 63, back on the show.Sharon Osbourne is also back in contention for a judging slot, but only if Louis accepts, according to sources.But can Louis ‘you remind me of a young Westlife’ Walsh really pull in the viewers on a sinking ship?The pair soon began dating and tied the knot in July 2006 after a year-long engagement.Their marriage was rocked by a string of infidelity allegations, but Cheryl stood by Ashley before ultimately filing for divorce in May 2010.