Cher Lloyd has been dating Craig Monk since April 2011

Cher Lloyd may be busy celebrating her chart success in the US, but she's still hoping to find time to walk down the aisle.

The X Factor singer got engaged to hairdresser Craig Monk, 22, last year and now she wants to tie the knot as soon as possible.

'People might think I'm too young because I'm 18 but they can say what they want,' says Cher.

'I'm from a gypsy background and you're meant to get married at 18.'

Cher, who's just hit the US iTunes chart with Want U Back, wants a 'traditional affair with a nice white dress'.

'I love Craig and he makes me happy,' she tells the Daily Mirror.

'I know I'm going to spend the rest of my life with him.

'I've been through a lot over the past few years and I deserve to have some happiness.'

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