Becoming a mum to her two-year-old son Bear is without a doubt Cheryl’s proudest achievement. And now the 36-year-old singer is going full steam ahead to have another baby this year, despite the fact she is currently single.
Last week she candidly revealed she is determined to have two more children by using a sperm donor – and heat’s been told she is hoping for twins and has even been looking into the option of using a surrogate.
“She's already committed to the journey – there will be a baby or babies in 2020, and friends say there is a chance it could happen via surrogate,” our insider says. “She's been weighing it up for a while now, trying to decide on the best way to proceed.
"Cheryl's pregnancy with Bear was difficult, she had a few medical issues that made it really tough, and that has been a big consideration for her. But she's also worried about the connection with the baby if she didn't carry it – with her already using a sperm donor, doing it via surrogate risks being another level removed.
"It's a real dilemma for her and she is weighing up all options. Although Bear’s pregnancy was hard, it was all worth it. She is just desperate for another child so wants it to happen any way possible and doesn’t feel she can wait until she finds her Mr Right.”
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Speaking of her plans to use a sperm donor, last week Cheryl revealed, “It makes me very happy. If time was on my side and I was in my 20s, 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.”
She also said she would be getting her sperm from “abroad”, adding, “There’s a lot to choose from and a lot to think about.”
Cheryl first hinted at her plans in an interview last April when she said, "You don’t necessarily need to be in a relationship. I’ve got a friend who has had two children using donors. Not everything has to be conventional."
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Whatever route Cheryl decides to go down, she wants at least two more children – with twins a possibility.
She wants the babies close in age and to have all of her kids by the time she’s 40 and because she’ll be getting medical help, there could be the option to have more than one egg implanted via IVF.
“Her dream would be twins to get it all out of the way in one go,” we’re told “She knows that by doing it this way, there is a higher chance of twins and that excites her a lot. But if not, she would love a girl, and then another little boy – she really wants to make sure that Bear has siblings."
"She's says that will be all she then needs in life – her kids, and her own mum and family, and the friends she includes in her inner circle.
"If a man comes along later, then that's a bonus but this will be her family. Being a mum has given Cheryl a contentment and really a reason for living that she never had before.”
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Cheryl’s only work commitment this year so far is her role as a dance captain on The Greatest Dancer, which finishes in February. Our sources say she has decided to speak about it now so she can avid speculation when the baby arrives about its father and her relationship status.
Cheryl – who has been single since splitting from Bear’s dad Liam Payne in 2018 – has spoken out about her “tough” pregnancy before saying how much she “hated it”.
She suffered gestational diabetes and ended up having a C-section and she revealed, "A lot of stuff went on and I just didn’t enjoy it."
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