The oldest brother of pop star Cheryl hit the headlines over the weekend after footage emerged of him residing in a unclean tent surrounded by bottles of urine and beer after winding up homeless.
Andrew Tweedy, 41, stated his well-known sister in all probability did not even know the unhappy actuality of his scenario as they had been not involved.
“With the household I’ve bought, I should not be right here,” Andrew instructed The Solar, admitting he’d resorted to begging strangers for cash.
Andrew stated he didn’t blame Cheryl for not coming to his help, after revealing how she had tried to help him by way of numerous troubles previously.
Against this to her older sibling, Cheryl is reported to be comfortably residing in a £3.6million mansion in Hertfordshire with mum Joan – who she has described as her ‘rock’ by way of struggles in her personal private life – and four-year-old son Bear.
The lavish environment are worlds away from the powerful Newcastle council property the place Cheryl and her siblings grew up.
When Cheryl was mocked for her humble upbringing throughout her stint as a choose on The X Issue, she quipped again: “I’m very pleased with my roots and I’m very, very, fortunate.”
“I grew up in a tricky space in Newcastle. I noticed drug and alcohol abuse, crime and poverty,” she recalled.
“I keep in mind residing on baked beans, eggs and bread, if it wasn’t old-fashioned. If we bought a McDonalds or a Chinese language takeaway, oh my God, that was a deal with, a luxurious.”
We check out Cheryl’s youth on considered one of Newcastle’s roughest council estates and what grew to become of her members of the family.
Mum Joan Callaghan
Joan Callaghan is mum to 5 kids and grew up on a council property in Byker, Newcastle.
She had a tricky upbringing with an alcoholic father and fell pregnant along with her first baby with then boyfriend Anthony Leighton on the age of 16.
After welcoming child Joseph two weeks earlier than she turned 17, Joan married Anthony two years later.
The couple had two extra kids Gillian and Andrew however cut up quickly after.
On the age of 21, Joan met 17-year-old Gary Tweedy, who she went on to have two extra kids with; daughter Cheryl and son Gary.
Whereas Joan and Gary by no means married, all 5 of Joan’s kids took his surname.
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When Cheryl was 11 years outdated her dad and mom went their separate methods.
Within the backdrop of her turbulent upbringing, Cheryl turned to performing with mum Joan encouraging her abilities from faculty performs to weekend dance courses.
“She was fairly pushy when Cheryl was little — however solely as a result of she wished the very best for her,” Joan’s sister Ann recalled.
On the age of 19 Cheryl auditioned for ITV expertise present Popstars: The Rivals, which turned out to be her ticket to the large time.
The Geordie lass went onto obtain large success as a member of chart-topping girlband Ladies Aloud and as a solo artist, although she by no means forgot mum Joan who was by no means removed from her facet.
From flying along with her around the globe, becoming a member of her in swanky nightclubs and spending Saturday nights in her X Issue dressing room, Joan was not often seen with out Cheryl.
The mum even moved in with the star when she married her first husband Ashley Cole.
In 2020 it was rumoured that Ashley had a on line casino constructed into the home as a ‘hideaway’ to ‘escape from Cheryl’s mum’.
Millionaire David Gilbert, who beforehand owned the home, stated that the couple invited him again for a tour to see the modifications they’d made and he was shocked on the transformation.
“There was a spiral staircase to it and Ashley stated that was the place he bolted to flee Cheryl’s mom,” he revealed.
After the pop star’s relationship with the footie ace hit the rocks amid allegations of dishonest, Cheryl stated: “I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t belief anyone in life besides my mom and my canine. I really like having her there”.
Joan even packed up and moved to America with Cheryl for her short-lived stint on The X Issue US.
When Cheryl cut up with Liam Payne her mum Joan was initially blamed for the break-up with a supply saying the matriarch shifting into their house had been detrimental to the connection.
Cheryl angrily hit out on the hearsay on the time and defended her mum’s repute.
“I hate responding to stuff esp at such troublesome occasions however I can not sit right here and hearken to such nasty, false articles relating to my mam. I don’t know why they contain her in tales about me. I can guarantee you she has completely nothing to do with any of it.
“I’m a grown lady who’s able to coping with my very own life. She is a delicate and sort lady who doesn’t should be dragged into one thing that has nothing whatsover to do along with her.”
Cheryl’s brother and sisters
Cheryl’s oldest brother Andrew, 41, hit the headlines over the weekend because it was reported he was residing in a tent within the north of England.
Tweedy instructed The Solar that he’s not involved along with his household and that sister Cheryl in all probability has ‘no thought’ that he is homeless.
“I’ve bought a lot f***ing satisfaction. With the household I’ve bought, I shouldn’t be right here. It’s horrible.
“None of them have contacted me. Despite the fact that Cheryl’s not serving to me, she’s nonetheless my household. She in all probability gained’t even know I’m on the streets. I don’t blame her in any respect. That is the bottom I’ve ever been.”
He beforehand claimed that Cheryl had tried to him amid his struggles, and had visited him in jail.
Cheryl recalled her shock at studying her dad and mom had been by no means married, regardless of her siblings taking the identify ‘Tweedy.’
The brothers and sisters later discovered that Garry Tweedy just isn’t the organic father of all them.
“Andrew was going so berserk that he seemed like a loopy particular person. However nevertheless mad he seemed, this was sounding horribly practical.
“Mam spoke softly ‘I used to be 21 once we met, me and your dad’. I already had Joe, and also you two,’ she checked out Gillian and Andrew now, however not at me,” Cheryl recalled.
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Cheryl can also be a mum herself to son Bear, who she has determined to maintain out of the limelight since his start.
She welcomed the now four-year-old with former associate Liam Payne in March 2017.
Whereas Cheryl and Liam cut up shortly after, they’ve continued to co-parent their boy.
In a current interview Liam revealed that Cheryl desires Bear to develop into a ‘yoga particular person’ and snub a profession in showbiz.
Requested whether or not he’d enable Bear to seem on a singing present like The X Issue, Liam replied: “This can be a difficult one. I feel his mum hopes he’s going to be this yoga particular person.
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“His mum may be very chilled lately.
“I might by no means cease him however I might let him know the dangers. My dad and mom didn’t expertise what I had. I would like him to do one thing he enjoys doing each day.”
Whereas Cheryl has stored Bear out of the highlight, she made a uncommon exception at Christmas final yr when she allowed her social media followers to listen to his cute voice fo the very first time.
The toddler might be heard saying: “Merry Christmas you filthy animals and a cheerful new yr,” in a cute Geordie accent in Cheryl’s festive video.