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Cheryl Cole admits she had to chase Tre Holloway

Esme Riley
By Esme Riley Published on 12 October 2012

She may be one of the most beautiful women in the world, but even Cheryl Cole has to put the effort in when it comes to pursuing a man that’s caught her eye.

Cheryl Cole admits she had to chase Tre Holloway

The singer is happily dating her backing dancer, Tre Holloway, who's been appearing with her on stage throughout her solo tour, A Million Lights.

And when asked by Alan Carr on tonight's Chatty Man whether she was dating Tre before her tour or whether she hired him so she could "pounce on him", Cheryl admits: "A bit of both!"

Cheryl - who divorced footballer Ashley Cole two years ago amid rumours he'd cheated with a string of women in - goes on to confess that she had to put in a lot of effort to become Tre's girlfriend.

She reveals: "I actually met him two years ago. It was me, it was all me. I had to do a little bit of chasing. I cast a spell."

The 29-year-old then proudly comments: "Handsome, isn't he?"

Cheryl and 27-year-old Tre were first linked back in August, after they were spotted on a string of dates together.

But their romance was reportedly originally doubted by Cheryl's protective mum, Joan.

A friend told The Sun: “It’s early days and she isn’t 100 per cent sure of Tre yet. He looks good on Cheryl’s arm but Joan fears he will not be there for her long term.”

Joan is understandably protective of her daughter since her divorce from love rat Ashley.

The friend added: “Any man dating Cheryl should be aware they have to pass the vigorous test and standards set by Joan.

“She sees herself as more of a protecting force than ever. As it stands Tre has a long way to go before he is accepted.”

by Esme Riley