Cheryl and Derek are they or aren’t they?
Last week it was claimed they were dating but now there are reports that they are just good friends so are Cheryl Cole and Derek Hough an item?
Boxer Amir Khan reckons that Cole and Hough are just good mates. He told Grazia magazine “I had dinner with Cheryl and Derek in LA last week. They're not going out,” he claims. “He's not her boyfriend.”
While a source close to Cole has reportedly told Grazia "They care deeply about one another, but it really is just platonic."
Meanwhile, X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman has claimed that Hough and the Girl’s Aloud star are in fact a couple. He told the Mirror “I’m very close to them both. They’re amazing people and make a great couple.
“I thought they would make a good couple and I’m so pleased to say they do. They’re very, very cute together.
“Cheryl and Derek both seem incredibly happy right now, that’s all I can say.”
While according to Closer magazine Cheryl’s former protégé Joe McElderry has said that Hough has been a rock to her “I went to see Cheryl perform in London and she was dancing with Derek. Afterwards backstage, he was so sweet and caring around her. He’s obviously her rock. They’ve become really close – he’s perfect for her.”
However, neither Derek Hough or Cheryl Cole have confirmed or denied that they are an item and Cheryl’s aides have claimed the pair are just good friends.
The pair have been close friends since Cheryl split from her footballer husband Ashley Cole who allegedly cheated on her with a string of women.
Bodog are currently taking bets on which of the pair will remarry first. They have odds of 8/13 that Cheryl will walk down the aisle first and 6/5 it will be Ashley.