Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has date night with Nicola Roberts

The group may have parted ways professionally, but the Girls Aloud bandmates are clearly still close friends and continue to support each other in their solo endeavours. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nicola Roberts turned out to cheer on fellow band member Kimberley Walsh at her debut in the Elf musical on Thursday night.

X Factor judge Cheryl looked typically chic in a £1725 black and nude Herve Leger dress. The pint-sized pop star showed off her petite frame in the strapless panelled number.



Cheryl and Nicola showed their support for Kimberley at the premiere

She topped off the look with a Balmain gold-buttoned blazer slung over her shoulders and nude pointed heels.

Nicola, meanwhile, sported a House of Holland burgundy top and matching full skirt, finishing off the look with sheer black tights pearl-detail high heels.

Cheryl's outing comes just days after she opened up about the breakdown of her first marriage to Ashley Cole.


The ladies might quite the glamorous duo

Speaking to InStyle magazine, the Geordie pop star, who is now happily married to French restauranteur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, said: "To be honest, I coped in public and crumbled in private."

It was reported that the footballer had been unfaithful, but Cheryl stood by him before ultimately filing for divorce in 2010. She received criticism for not ending their four-year union sooner including from close friends.

"It’s funny – those who didn't understand my actions at the time have now had that happen to them and they get it,’ she explained.

"A friend of mine told me her husband was having an affair and she said, 'I understand everything that must have been going through your head. But what I will never understand is how you had to face the world'."

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