X Factor judge Paula Abdul's queen bee as Cheryl Cole rethinks her life
Now reportedly 'booted off' the US X Factor, Cheryl, 27, is thinking hard about her life and what she really wants.
And she doesn't intend to end up like Paula, childless at 48 and with 2 divorces behind her.
When Cheryl was married to Ashley she thought she'd have kids by now.
'Seeing Paula reminds her how easy it is to spend so much time working that you neglect your personal life,' says Now's source.
Meanwhile Paula - who's 21 years older than Cheryl - is going to great lengths to retain her queen bee status by looking youthful.
The singer - who's always denied having plastic surgery - has been going for non-surgical Titan skin-tightening sessions to turn the clock back.
Representatives for Cheryl and The X Factor have yet to comment.
Read the full story about Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul in Now magazine dated 30 May 2011 - out now!
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