Cher Lloyd compares her own marriage to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's former X Factor protégé Cher Lloyd has compared her own secret wedding to her former mentor's.

The 20-year-old, who finished fourth in the seventh series of the ITV talent show, says that "you can't put a time on meeting the right person".

"I know people have been saying stuff about how soon it's happened but you really can't put a time on meeting the right person," she told the MailOnline.


Cher Lloyd has compared her own marriage to Cheryl Fernández-Versini's

"You just know. When it happens, it happens. Whether it's been years or just a few hours!"

She added: "I understand why people are excited by it all. I’m very happy for her because it's great news. She's gotten married and it's pretty exciting."

The singer-songwriter explained that she was engaged to fiancé Craig Monk for two years only because of her career commitments: "Me and Craig were engaged for two years but that was only because I was so busy with work that we had to postpone.

"We wanted to be married much sooner than we were. People tried to talk about our age but I feel I am old enough to make my own decisions and I'm so experience in life that I can make the right choice."

"You just know. When it happens, it happens," Cher Lloyd says

Cher eventually married her hairdresser beau in a secret ceremony in November last year, later breaking the exciting news to her fans on Twitter.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, meanwhile, surprised her social media followers when she tied the knot with her French boyfriend of three months, Jean-Bernard, in a private ceremony in the Caribbean island of Mustique on 7 July.

The 31-year-old X Factor judge later let fans into her secret by posting a picture of her engagement and wedding ring.

"I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news... Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14..," read the text accompanying the picture.