The X Factor judge says nobody knows what she went through in private
She had a very tough time in 2010.
‘It’s all very much a perception,’ says the X Factor judge.
‘And that can be frustrating at times, especially when somebody you’ve never seen before approaches you in a restaurant toilet with an opinion on your marriage.
‘Nobody knows what I went through behind closed doors.
‘Nobody knows what it was like when I was on my own.’
Cheryl, 27, cried frequently when she was interviewed by Piers Morgan on his TV show, but otherwise kept her composure.
‘Of course I held myself together in public. Who wouldn’t?’ she tells Elle.
‘Do people want me to throw myself on the street and weep?
‘I am not a victim. I am not going to think of myself as one.
‘But it is very hard to pull yourself out of a dark place.
‘I’ve got a strong character and a tough background and maybe that has a lot to do with it.
‘I just had to get it together. There was no other option.’
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