Cheryl and Liam Payne announced their separation on Sunday.
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Cheryl took to Twitter on Monday, where she spoke out against the “vile, false articles” in the context of her mother, Joan Callaghan, and the singer has previously announced split from Liam Payne.
The pop star, 35, posted a statement responding to stories Callaghan got in between the couple, that eventually leads to their separation.
Cheryl wrote she was not able “to sit here and listen to such an ugly, false articles about my mom.”
— Cheryl (@CherylOfficial) July 2, 2018
“I can assure you, she has absolutely nothing to do with it,” she said.
The British celebrity called himself “a grown woman who is capable of dealing with my own life,” for the end of the statement with praise for her mother
“She is a gentle and kind woman who does not deserve to be dragged into something that has nothing to do with her,” Cheryl concluded.
Her words come after she and Payne revealed their separation on the weekend.
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Payne in the first instance, a message tweeted Sunday to explain that the relationship ends, but that there is no bad blood between the duo, which is a one-year-old son, Bear.
Cheryl and I are very sad to announce that we are going our own way. It is a difficult decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world, and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.
— Liam (@LiamPayne) July 1, 2018
Not long after, Cheryl shared an almost identical message on her Twitter account.
The former couple first met on “The X-Factor UK” in 2008, when Payne was a participant.
We are sad to announce that we are going our own way. It is a difficult decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world, and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.
— Cheryl (@CherylOfficial) On July 1, 2018
The couple had to Wear in 2017 amid rumors that they would be splitting up. Those rumors were later shut down.
As People noted, Payne most recently defended the relationship in an interview, but admitted that the couple faced “fight” together.