Cheryl’s perspective on life changed by the death of Sarah Harding - entertainment news

Cheryl’s outlook on life has changed with the death of her late Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding.

The 39-year-old singer was devastated when Sarah died aged 39 in September 2021 after battling breast cancer, saying she can’t accept her life now, while death has brought her closer to the singers of Girls Aloud Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh.

She told Mail Online on Monday (23.01.23): “A lot of the conversations we had before she left really brought a different perspective to me, and I’ll take that with me.

“She wasn’t ready to go and I’m like, ‘Well, I’m still here.’

“I have the gift of life to continue living, and I will do it thinking of her. Change many things in your own heart.”

She added that Sarah’s passing increased the “love” between the Girls Aloud members: “With the loss and our age, we appreciate and love each other so much more.

“We have always loved each other, obviously. But now it’s different, there’s a different depth to all of this.”

But Cheryl added that plans for a Girls Aloud reunion haven’t happened, adding: “We haven’t talked about Girls Aloud stuff since we found out about Sarah’s diagnosis.

“What Sarah’s departure did do was bring us all a lot closer, both women and mothers and friends. But it’s been many years since we talked about anything related to work.

“It wouldn’t feel like Girls Aloud without her because she was a great character and a big part of it.

“Throughout my life I have learned that you should never say never, but right now we are closer as friends and I love where we are now. The work just hasn’t crept in at all. We are not there yet.”

Cheryl met Sarah 20 years ago when they appeared on ITV’s ‘Popstars: The Rivals’, which led to the release of Girls Aloud, which had four number one singles and two number one albums.

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