The life of Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole 2002
Cheryl Tweedy is born in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 30 June 1983 to Garry Tweedy and Joan Callaghan. Joan is 21 when she meets Garry and already has three children, Joe, Gillian and Andrew. The couple go on to have Cheryl and her younger brother Garry but split when Cheryl is 11.
‘I love my parents to bits,’ says Cheryl. ‘My dad met my mum when he was 17 and she was 21 and she already had three kids. Amazing that he took that on.’