The X Factor judge introduces Black Eyed Peas star to her mum Joan
They were also seen whispering to one another during an intimate chat and Cheryl, 26, even introduced Will to her mum Joan, 50.
‘Joan is a great lady,’ he tells The Sun. ‘You can see why Cheryl is such a good girl, she gets it from her mum.
‘Cheryl‘s mum is behind our friendship. I think anybody that will look after her little girl and protect her – after the last few months she has had – is only a good thing in her mum’s eyes.
‘The most important thing for Cheryl at the moment is to have a man around her who she can trust and who makes her laugh.’
It was Cheryl‘s first big night out since she split from footballer husband Ashley, 29, in February following allegations he cheated on her.
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