CHERYL was catapulted to fame in 2002 as a member of Girls Aloud as part of ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals, when she was known as Cheryl Tweedy.
And more than a decade later, after two failed marriages and one beautiful baby boy, Cheryl has returned to her maiden moniker.
This is the Cheryl we all knew back in 2002 when she joined Girls Aloud aged nineteen, alongside Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh.
Four years later she became known as Cheryl Cole, following her marriage to footballer Ashley Cole. Despite the failed relationship Cheryl kept the name, until she met and wed Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in 2014.
But, after settling down with One Direction singer Liam Payne and recently giving birth to beautiful baby Bear, Cheryl has decided to go full circle and legally change her name back to Tweedy.
Arguably Cheryl’s most well-known name, which she adopted after her marriage to footballer Ashley Cole in 2006.
During this time, Girls Aloud were at the height of their career, being awarded ‘Most Consecutive Top 10 Entries in the UK by a Female Group’ and ‘Most Successful Reality TV Group’ by the Guinness World Records.
In 2010, Cheryl announced she would be separating from the footballer, and in May she filed for divorce, citing ‘unreasonable behaviour’. She continued to use her name for a number of years before dropping the Cole for just ‘Cheryl’ when releasing new solo material.
After meeting Jean-Bernard in Cannes in 2014, the pair fell in love and tied the knot twelve weeks later, making her Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
However their 18 month marriage was not meant to be, with the pair splitting in December 2015.
However since the incident the Frenchman has praised Cheryl, and described her baby news as ‘a great thing’.
Since their divorce, she has dropped the surname and simply become ‘Cheryl’.
After her split from Jean Bernard, the pop star dropped her last name, and was simply referred to as ‘Cheryl’ across her social media platforms.
However after the birth of her son with Liam Payne Cheryl has decided to return to her maiden name Tweedy.
Cheryl started dating One Direction star Liam Payne at the beginning of last year, and the pair have recently sent the rumour mill into overdrive with gossip about possible wedding bells.
The speculation started when Liam was reported to have called Cheryl his “wife” in an interview.
While joking about a popular burger chain, the 23-year-old singer said: “I left my wife and child at home and I was straight out to In-N-Out Burger.”
He has since clarified that he sometimes refers to her colloquially as “The Mrs”.
But he did add that he plans to marry Cheryl “maybe one day”.
Former One Direction star Liam said in May: “Her name is officially Cheryl Tweedy now, but to be honest it doesn’t really bother me, we have a kid together, there’s a lot more to our life.”
The Sun can now confirm that she has used “Cheryl Tweedy” in official documents.
Accounts for Cheryl’s company show that she has used the surname Tweedy, taking her full circle to where her career began.