Cheryl says she's been 'seeing someone' for anxiety for the past year

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Cheryl and Nick Grimshaw

Cheryl says she's been getting help for anxiety over the past year.

The singer told Nick Grimshaw that having a baby has changed her perspective, adding: "Things that might have bothered you before or might have been a problem before, become less relevant to you."

She said that she decided to seek help "because I don't want the baby to feel that, and I don't want to feel stressed as a mam".

Her son Bear was born in March 2017.

Cheryl, who was co-presenting with Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1 on Thursday evening, said: "The worrying stuff kind of takes a sideline.

"You know what I used to be like for anxiety and stuff? I have been seeing somebody for about the past year to keep that anxiety in check."

Cheryl and Nick were both judges on The X Factor in 2015.

She added: "I don't want to feel stressed as a popstar, even. We're supposed to be living our best lives, aren't we?"

Cheryl split with Liam Payne in July 2018, and has since said her love life is " any more.

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The 35-year-old also told Grimmy that motherhood makes her "see things differently".

She said: "Your whole world changes," adding that she no longer worries what people think of her new music.

"It's not nerve-wracking, it's more exciting this time around."

Her new track Love Made Me Do It is the first music she's released since Only Human in 2015.

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Cheryl: 'If I hadn't been fortunate enough to get out I don't know where my life would be right now'

The singer added that being a mum means she cares less about her own appearance.

"Maintenance goes out of the window," she said.

It also seems to be a practicality issue.

"I keep seeing people like Cardi B with those massive nails on. How are you changing your nappies with those big talons?"

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