Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has always been one of our favourite stars to follow on social media. From her hilarious tweets to her inspiring Instagram posts filled with wise words, she’s got the whole social networking thing down.
So, you can imagine our surprise when we went to do our daily scan of her Instagram feed, and instead found that something UNTHINKABLE had happened…
Gone were all of her funny posts, killer OOTDs and behind-the-scenes glimpses of filming The X Factor. Yep, the 32-year-old singer and judge has set her profile to private. And we’re heartbroken.
What her new status means is that her fans will have to ‘request’ to follow her, and she’ll have to personally approve anyone that she wants to enable to see her feed.
And while we’re currently hoping that she’s set her profile to private by accident (thumb spasms have been known to happen…), if her new bio is anything to go by, it looks like the private setting is indeed intentional, and could very well be permanent.
The star’s bio now reads, ‘If you're a negative person swerve. You have no place on my page. Don't waste your time. Good vibes only.’
We probably don’t need to remind you that Cheryl has been the victim of what is essentially bullying on her social media feeds, but we never expected her to have to go to these lengths to keep the haters at bay.
While we’re gutted that she has disappeared from our social media sphere, if this is indeed the reason for her Instagram exit, we can’t say we blame her.
It’s hard to contemplate the barrage of abuse that many celebrities suffer on a daily basis, so it wouldn't be surprising if Chezza wanted to shut this out.
However, while we support Cheryl's decision, there’s a LOT we’re going to miss about her on point Insta-feed, including…
1. Motivational Words
Whenever we needed a bit of a picking up, Cheryl’s Instagram was our first port of call. Constantly filled with inspiring words and motivational snaps, her feed was like social media xanax.
2. Her Amazing Outfit Snaps
Whether she was filming the latest episode of The X Factor, or gearing up for her next red carpet appearance, we could always count on Chezza to give us major outfit inspiration with her killer ensembles.
3. Getting Ready Rituals
From getting Cannes-ready to shooting her latest video, Cheryl always made sure to show off her flawless beauty looks on Instagram first. You know how brown lipstick is a thing right now? Chezza was doing it back in May, and debuted her new look on Insta for all to see.
4. Her Hilarious Candid Snaps
Catching her dad fleeing from the camera was a highlight, but also getting to see what Cheryl was up to in her downtime brought her fans closer to her than ever before.
Let’s just hope Cheryl will be back on Instagram soon.