The stunning Cheryl Cole covers InStyle's July issue and talks X Factor drama, the Girls Aloud split and approaching 30 in our exclusive interview.

With her dancing-honed body, she nails looks by Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Louis Vuitton and shows off plenty of poise in our behind the scenes video.

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Looking serene on the shoot, she explains she's come a long way since her younger days: "When I look at the 21 year old me, I do not want to be that person. I was young and naïve. I’m a hell of a lot wiser, a hell of a lot stronger, I’m just happier with me now. It’s weird but I’m not scared of it."

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As for her next career move, she confirms we won't be seeing a Girls Aloud comeback: "No, we’ve definitely split. I know Nadine always said that she never thought we should say out loud the words “we’ve split”, but at the same time we don’t want to mislead the fans."

Watch the video above to see all the action from Cheryl's shoot and find out what she has to say about love, Girls Aloud and what she's planning next, only in the July issue of InStyle - out Thursday!