Kimberley Walsh has reportedly told Cheryl to end speculation over whether she’s pregnant.
In the past few months, the former X Factor judge has refused to comment on claims that she’s carrying boyfriend Liam Payne’s baby.
It seems that now even Chezza’s closest pals are concerned about the impact the rumours may be having on her.
Her former bandmate, Kimberley, is thought to be worried that fans may start to lash out at the star if she doesn’t come clean.
A source told Closer: “Kimberley and Cheryl have been spending a lot of time together recently, and she hates seeing her pal under attack.
“She’s worried Cheryl may face an angry reaction from fans who feel she’s keeping something from them.
She’s told Cheryl she’ll have an easier life if she just addresses the rumours herself, from the heart. But Cheryl doesn’t want to feel forced to do anything,” added the insider.
The Call My Name singer appeared on The One Show last week, and she was apparently “shocked” over the negative reaction to her interview.
A source claimed: “She’s trying to raise awareness for a charity, but people can’t resist taking a pop at her.
“She finds it unnecessary and hurtful, but says she’s been dealing with haters for years.”
Mirror Celeb has approached Kimberley’s rep for comment.