Ouch! Cheryl Cole just seemingly slammed her ex-boyfriend Liam Payne. During a recent interview with The Times, the former Girls Aloud singer opened up about her dating history and admitted that she tends to pick guys who have qualities that she “hates.”

“I’m just not very good at choosing. I think I’ve always had a bit of that disease where I’m a kind of contradiction,” she explained. “I’m attracted to people who have traits I hate, if that makes any sense to you? Because it makes no sense to me. It’s almost like, ‘Can I help them?‘”

But the 36-year-old added that despite her rocky relationships in the past, she’s doing a lot better now.

“I’m very much in a good space now,” she continued. “I’ve come so far past all of that. I’m so happy now. I am happy with who I am and where I am in my life, and with my situation… [and] my son.”

As fans know, Cheryl and the “Strip That Down” singer dated for almost three years before calling it quits back in July 2018. They even welcomed a son named Bear together in March 2017.

Bear Payne Cheryl Cole

The 26-year-old One Direction member has since moved on with model Maya Henry. However, he recently revealed that he wanted to get back with his ex-girlfriend.

“[Cheryl is] one of the most, if not the most, important people in my life. I’m lucky I have someone who understands what I’m going through. The one thing I was missing as a man in the relationship I had was a level understanding about what she was feeling about stuff. I think I learnt through being away that while I want to protect her, there’s a big part of her that wants to protect me,” he said during an interview with Ant Middleton in his new documentary, Liam Payne: Straight Talking, adding that that the pair might reconcile “if she plays her cards right.”

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