Cheryl Cole sealed her romance with Derek Hough by sharing a public kiss with him on New Year's Eve (31.12.10).
The 'Promise This' singer - who has always refused to confirm whether she is dating dancer Derek despite constantly being linked to him - is currently on a romantic holiday in South Africa with the 'Dancing with the Stars' hunk and decided to prove her love for him by welcoming in 2011 with a passionate embrace.
A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Cheryl and Derek are together and don't care who knows it. She wanted to spend New Year's Eve with Derek because she sees her future with him. 2010 was the worst year of Cheryl's life. But now she is looking forward to happier times with Derek."
Cheryl - who, last year, divorced soccer player husband Ashley Cole and battled potentially-fatal disease malaria, which she contracted during a trip to Africa with Derek - and Derek flew to Cape Town on Wednesday (29.12.10) and attended the lavish party thrown by American property mogul Preston Haskell.
Sources at the exclusive bash claim the pair couldn't keep their hands off each other, with one saying: "It was so adorable to see Cheryl and Derek and how happy there were. If anyone didn't believe they were a couple, the New Year's Eve party proved they are. They only had eyes for each other and ignored everyone else."
Cheryl, 27, is set to move to Los Angeles this year after reportedly signing a deal to become a judge on the US version of 'The X Factor' and Derek is said to be thrilled as it means they will be spending more time together.
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