Former "X Factor" judge Cheryl Cole has ended her romance with her backup dancer Tre Holloway. The former couple have been working together since 2010 and began dating each other in 2012. During their relationship, they denied constant rumors that they were secretly engaged.
According to a Daily Mirror report published on Oct. 9, 2013, British singer Cole (who is based in London) and American dancer Holloway (who is based in Los Angeles) split up because neither wanted to relocate to live together, and the long-distance aspect of their romance took a toll on their relationship.
An unnamed source told the Daily Mirror: "Cheryl and Tre had a brilliant year together but the pressures of long-distance dating eventually became too much. Although Cheryl does a lot of work in America, often it is in New York, which is still a good six-hour flight away. The time difference, plus the hectic nature of Cheryl’s working schedule, eventually took their toll. Cheryl realized that if they weren’t going to live together, realistically, the relationship, just wasn’t going to go anywhere. Despite splitting up in the summer, they met up for dinner last week just as mates and they had a great time. They remain incredibly fond of one another and their families are also still very close and in regular contact.”
Cole's breakup with Holloway the latest in a string of failed romances for her. She was married to soccer player Ashley Cole from 2006 to 2010. Their bitter divorce made a lot of headlines, mostly because of allegations that Ashley had cheated on her with many women.
In her 2012 memoir "Cheryl: My Story," she described her humiliation over Ashley cheating on her. His infidelity has been well-documented in the media, as several of his mistresses have come forward with details about their affairs with him when he was married to Cheryl.
In her memoir, Cheryl went into details about her emotional agony over the infidelity. She says she was so distraught that she had a nervous breakdown. She also reveals that she got tested for sexually transmitted diseases after she found out about Ashley being unfaithful to her: “His infidelity had been putting me at risk for a long time — I had to put my mind at rest.”
After her divorce from Ashley, Cheryl dated dancer Derek Hough from late 2010 to early 2011. Cheryl Cole and Hough never publicly confirmed or denied the status of their relationship during the time that they dated each other.
Not long after her breakup with Hough, Cheryl and Ashley Cole got back together (but did not remarry) for about five or six months in 2011. But by October of that year, Cheryl and Ashley had broken up again.
Cheryl's split from Holloway isn't the only breakup she has had in 2013. In March 2013, her singing group Girls Aloud announced its amicable disbanding at the end of the group's reunion tour. And in June 2013, Cheryl parted ways with her U.S. management team, which included Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am, a close friend of hers who will continue to act as a consultant for her career outside the U.S.
Cheryl Cole was a judge on "The X Factor" U.K. from 2008 to 2010. She left the U.K. show to become a judge on "The X Factor" U.S. in 2011, but she was notoriously fired from that show after a few weeks on the job. In many interviews and in her memoir, she blamed Simon Cowell for getting fired. Cowell has told the media that he takes "full responsibility" for Cheryl's "X Factor" dismissal, and he has admitted it was part of a botched plan to get her to go back to being a judge on "The X Factor" U.K.
Cheryl has said she has rejected offers to go back to being a judge on "The X Factor" U.K. and to become a judge on "Britain's Got Talent." She has also said in many interviews that she will not be an "X Factor" judge again and that she never wants to work with Cowell again. (Cowell is also a creatorproducer of the"Got Talent" TV franchise.) In 2012, she sued "The X Factor" U.S. for $2.3 million for what she said were unpaid paid fees that are owed to her. The outcome of the lawsuit has not been made public, but these types of cases are usually settled out of court.