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Cheryl Cole reveals Girls Aloud bandmates helped with heartache
By Jane Oddy 27/03/2008

Cheryl Cole has revealed for the first time how her Girls Aloud bandmates helped her through the heartbreak after footballer hubby Ashley Cole cheated on her.
She said: “I often think to myself, if I’m having a sad moment or an angry moment, if I didn’t have these four in my life it would be worthless.
“Everyone’s here to help each other. We stabilise each other. Whatever any of us is going through, bad or good, we have each other.”
Cheryl, 24, told how the close-knit group had been the rock that saved her from despair.
She admitted: “We don’t allow people into our circle very easily because we’ve been let down in the past. It takes a lot for us to trust people.
“Growing up I didn’t have a group of girlfriends I hung out with every weekend – I had three brothers. So this was all new to me. But I could never have done anything without them.”

Two of the band, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, joined Cheryl on a girlie break in Thailand last month while she agonised whether to go back to Ashley after he cheated on her with hairdresser Aimee Walton, 22.
Nicola said: “It was the best girlie holiday. We sunbathed, chatted and drank cocktails.”
Even Nadine Coyle, who lives in Los Angeles, was in constant touch with Cheryl as she fought to cope with Ashley’s betrayal. Nadine said: “We talk and text all the time.”
Kimberley added: “We’ve been together so much we’re like sisters – and you know what you’re like about your sisters. We’re very protective of each other. We can say stuff about each other, but no one else can.”
Speaking at yesterday’s launch of Kit Kat Senses, a new version of the snack aimed at women, Cheryl seemed to be regaining her sense of fun as she jokily confessed to having a crush on her husband’s former boss, ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Click below to see the girls at the Kit Kat launch. Story continues below…
Giggling with bandmate Sarah Harding, she said: “He’s cool. I fancy him because he’s dead cocky and arrogant. I’ve only ever seen him from a distance though. It’s a secret crush… maybe not any more!”
With a sell-out tour and a new album to work on, Cheryl has plenty to keep her busy. And there are signs she has already started to forgive her errant husband – as she reveals she is desperate for a baby. She admits: “I’ve been broody since I was about 16. I’d love to have a big family.”