Cheryl shares two-year-old son Bear with former One Direction singer Liam Payne and said she does not want him to be her only child. The ex Girls Aloud hitmaker now intends to conceive “more than one” child via a sperm donor.
In a new interview with The Times Magazine, the 36-year-old said the prospect of the forthcoming treatment “makes me very happy”.
The singer said she will get the sperm from “out of town”, admitting time isn’t on her side.
Cheryl, who has been married to former England footballer Ashley Cole and French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, stated “life is a funny old game”.
She commented: “If time was on my side and I was in my twenties, yeah, I would wait and consider more options, or wait for somebody I felt was right, but you could meet somebody and for that year it feels incredible.
“But there is never a guarantee because there are so many variables that can happen. Life is a funny old game.”
Cheryl went on to say “you can get it from abroad”, before reflecting on what could happen if she looked closer to home.
“Do you imagine some guy from Newcastle saying, ‘That’s my child!'” she stated, laughing. “There’s a lot to choose from and a lot to think about.”
The mother-of-one found fame in 2002 after winning a place in a girl group following a stint on Popstars: The Rivals.
Cheryl returns to TV tonight as a mentor on the BBC’s The Greatest Dancer, alongside Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse, Matthew Morrison and newcomer Todrick Hall.
The first season saw the professional dancer’s contemporary performer Ellie triumph in the February final, ahead of Harry & Eleiyah and eight-strong KLA.
Both she and Cheryl took three acts in total to the live shows, with Matthew failing to get any of his into the last stage.
Meanwhile, it comes just hours after she opened up about experiencing “mum guilt” while serving as a judge on the dance competition.
The Geordie star said that she now has an “instinct as a mother” since having Bear, as she talked about the pressures of judging in a interview with The Sun.
She said that as her own child loves dancing, she has great sympathy with the contestants she has to reject.
“I think, oh my god, if that was my child, how would I feel?” Cheryl recalled.
The Greatest Dancer launches tonight at 7pm on BBC One.