Cheryl Cole has just turned thirty and never being one to leave a good cause for celebration begging, the Girls Aloud singer saw in the big day with her bandmates and new beau, Tom Holloway, in the ultimate party destination of Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been thirty years of ups and downs for the Tyneside-native, coming from a working-class background in the north of England to earning millions and becoming one of the biggest names in showbiz, so happy birthday Cheryl, have a drink on us!

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It has been a journey-some thirty years for Cheryl

With her latest squeeze on her arm and her best friends with her, Cheryl was determined to enjoy a birthday to remember, even if Simon Cowell wasn't there. She reportedly spent a six-figure fortune on flying her nearest and dearest out to the States, footed the bill for the Vegas bash and accommodation and even paid for a stay at a top-class mansion in Malibu for some post Vegas relaxation. If that wasn't enough the ex-X Factor judge is then heading back home for one more get together in the UK with some of the people that didn't make it out to the USA.

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Born in Newcastle upon Tyne on June 30, 1983, Cheryl went from rags to appearing on Pop Stars the Rivals in 2002, where she met her Girls Aloud bandmates and changed her life forever. As the band achieved success in the charts the singer had her first misstep of her time in the public eye when she assaulted Sophie Amogbokpa, a toilet attendant in a night club, with Cole eventually being charged for ABH and racially motivated assault. Many people forget that as she continued to top the charts with the group and when she began seeing Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole in September 2004, with the pair getting engaged in 2005 and marrying a year later (they divorced in 2010 amidst tales of Ashley's infidelity).

Her career continued to rise and despite a bout with malaria, her sacking from the X Factor USA and the break-up of Girls Aloud as well as her divorce, Cheryl stayed strong throughout, becoming the nation's sweetheart when she has a judge on the X Factor and remaining a dominating figure over the entertainment industry. It's been an eventful 30 years for Cheryl and here's to plenty more.

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Simon Cowell snubbed the party invite