X Factor judge Cheryl Cole set to have dinner with dancer's folks

Cheryl Cole is expected to meet Derek Hough’s parents in California this week.

Mum Marriann Nelson and stepdad Aaron are keen to get to know the X Factor judge.

Derek is winding up Cheryl, saying his stepdad is just like Robert De Niro’s character in Meet The Fockers!’ claims a source.

Cheryl, 27, and Dancing With The Stars dancer Derek, 25, jetted out to LA together last week in a bid to help the Girls Aloud singer recuperate from malaria.

And, as ever, Chezza’s mum isn’t far behind.

Joan is also flying out to see Cheryl,’ the insider tells The Mirror.

‘The plan is for all the parents to go for dinner, somewhere low-key and non-intimidating.

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