Cheryl hasn't taken to burying herself under a duvet in the wake of her split from husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini - and these pictures prove it!


Cheryl's break-up diary

It’s been a tough old start to 2016 for Cheryl (soon-no-longer-to-be) Fernandez-Versini, after news of her impending divorce broke early in the new year.

But, rather than curling up in a ball and refusing to surface from beneath her duvet, Cheryl has started single life as she means to go on – and we’ve got the pictures to prove it.

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Nothing summed up her #currentmood as she entered 2016 better than the Instagram snap she shared with her two million followers on New Year’s Eve.

The shot showed gorgeous Cheryl kissing her extended middle finger in a defiant pose – and the caption she gave it was just as ballsy.

‘Bye 2015… you’ve been real!!!!! You have taught me a lot but I am happy to see the back of you!!’ she wrote.

Since then, the X Factor star has been keeping busy by way of spending quality time with her closest pals, enjoying some fun in the sun, and hitting the gym hard.

In fact, the first picture Chezza shared after news of her divorce broke was a sweaty (but still bafflingly beautiful) selfie following what must have been a particularly gruelling kick-boxing session.

And her workouts proved to be paying off when she shared a snap of her toned torso rocking a red bikini from her sun-soaked trip to Barbados, which she captioned: ‘I could get used to this island life.’

She was on the tropical island for Kimberley Walsh‘s wedding, an occasion that could have proved painful for Cheryl following the end of her second marriage.

But instead she had nothing but love for her former Girls Aloud co-star and her husband-to-be Justin, sharing an emotional post on the eve of the nuptials in which she wished the couple ‘eternal happiness, filled with love, laughter & a beautiful life.’

Along with fellow Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts, Kimbers has been key in getting Cheryl off the sofa and out of the house following the split, with the three lovely ladies hitting the town in January for Kimbers’ hen do for what Chez described as a ‘wild night’.

And when she’s not been sunning herself in Barbados, partying with her girls or working up a sweat down the gym, Cheryl has been following the all-important post-break-up rule: love yourself.

The star posted an inspirational quote that read: ‘Sending love to all the women out there trying to love themselves in a world that constantly tells them not to.’

Keep going, girl – you’re doing just fine.

Check out Cheryl’s break-up diary in pictures below…