Cheryl Cole and Tre Holloway met two years ago

Cheryl Cole admits she did the running in her relationship with new man Tre Holloway.

'It was me, it was all me,' Cheryl tells Alan Carr on his Channel 4 show.

'I had to do a little bit of the chasing. I cast a spell.'

Cheryl, 29, went public with her new romance last month and Tre, 27, doesn't want his girl to spoil him with expensive gifts - like a £25,000 Rolex watch similar to one she bought ex Ashley Cole.

'Tre believes that if he allows her to spend so much money on him it'll shift the power balance between them,' explains our source.

With an estimated net worth of £12 million, £25,000 certainly won't dent Cheryl's bank balance too much.

The singer loves to buy gifts but Cheryl's mum Joan Callaghan, 53, had reservations about the dancer when they got together. 

Joan feared Tre could be using Cheryl for her money, which led to a row between mum and daughter.

At the time, a source said: 'Cheryl's tired of Joan inferring that someone with a regular job must be a gold-digger.'

Our source reveals: 'Cheryl's tried to assure Tre that she doesn't want him to be a carbon copy of Ashley

'They joked in the end that he's just a cheap date.'

Read more about Cheryl Cole and Tre Holloway's relationship in Now magazine dated 15 October 2012 - out now!

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