'She might hurt him. She's been married before': Tre Holloway's mum fears that Cheryl Cole may break his heart… as they step out on third date
07:32 GMT, 17 August 2012
She went through her fair share of heartbreak when her marriage to Ashley Cole ended in divorce amid multiple allegations of cheating.
But the mother of the singer's new man, Los Angeles-based backing dancer Tre Holloway, is concerned the 29-year-old beauty may leave her inexperienced son heartbroken this time around.
Speaking from her home in the US, Shirley Holloway told The Sun: 'She might hurt him. She’s been married before.'
Date night: Cheryl and Tre enjoyed their third date together this week alone as they enjoyed dinner with her Girls Aloud bandmates Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh at London's Cicconi restaurant
The 56-year-old admitted her son was somewhat inexperienced when it comes to matters of the heart, but insisted he won't be following in the footsteps of Cheryl's love rat ex-husband.
She added: 'He wouldn’t do that. That’s not him. He has dated in the past in college and high school but it was nothing serious.'
Although Shirley is yet to meet Cheryl – who enjoyed her third date in a week with Tre last night – she gets the impression her son is 'quite into' the Geordie beauty.
She explained: 'He never said she was his girlfriend. But he said, ‘Oh, she likes me’. I got the feeling he was maybe quite into her.
Batman: Perhaps Cheryl wants Tre to be the Robin to her Batman if the fun cartoon-print dress she wore last night was anything to go by
Party time: Cheryl's Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts were spotted leaving the Rose Club with their respective beaus
'Of course I’m curious to meet her. If this is a serious relationship then I’m looking forward to meeting her because I trust Tre’s judgment. If he likes her, then she must be a good person.'
Meanwhile, Cheryl's mother Joan and brother Garry are said to have given their blessing to the new romance, and are looking forward to meeting Tre later in the month.
Things seem to be going strong for the new couple, and Cheryl – worth an estimated 12million – doesn't seem at all put off by the backing dancer's apparently modest financial means.
End of the road: Kimberley looks ready for bed as she gingerly makes her way out of the club with boyfriend Justin
Last night, the couple enjoyed their
third date this week alone as they stepped out to London's exclusive
Cicconi restaurant with Cheryl's Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh
and Nicola Roberts and their boyfriends.
But the night didn't end there, with the group later moving on to the Rose club, where they partied until 3am.
– who has been spotted out on dates at two of London’s most expensive
sushi restaurants with the singer this week – openly states on his
Facebook profile: ‘I ain’t got no money, no car to take you on a date!’
The cheeky statement is borrowed from the lyrics of The Way I Are, a song by hip hop producer Timbaland.
Hot new couple: Cheryl Cole was seen with her dancer beau Tre Holloway on Tuesday following their second dinner date this week after enjoying a meal at Roka
The former X Factor judge, 29, and Tre were pictured leaving Roka restaurant in
London's Fitzrovia on Tuesday night.
Cheryl led the way in a short black dress with a zebra stripe print and her man followed in hot pursuit.
A fellow diner at the sushi restaurant
told The Sun: 'They are clearly very close. Several times Cheryl leaned
in to him and touched his knee as he spoke. There is certainly a spark
The pair had enjoyed a meal with the
singer's former Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh and her boyfriend
Justin Scott and Nicola Roberts at Nobu in Mayfair on Monday.
And it seemed clear the pair are more
than friends, with Tre gently placing his arm around Cheryl's waist after they entered the restaurant.
Mixing business and pleasure: Cheryl Cole and her new man Tre Holloway have enjoyed two dinner dates this week. The pair have performed several times together including at the Summertime Ball
donned a tight-fitting black leather dress for the evening and was seen
smiling at Tre as they made their way to the meal.
In recent weeks the dancer has been
seen gyrating with Mrs Cole during her performances at the Capital FM
Summertime Ball and in Soho nightclub G-A-Y, where the pair were seen
holding hands and even downing shots of tequila on stage.
They were also seen celebrating Cheryl’s birthday in Last Vegas last month, and were spotted leaving a
nightclub together after a party thrown by the star’s manager and close
The pair met when Cheryl performed her track Promise This on the 2010 X Factor finals.
Tre grew up in New Jersey but now lives in LA and he has danced with a whole host of stars including the late Whitney Houston.
In time: The pair were seen performing on the X Factor live results show in 2010
Yesterday the dancer’s former teacher told how he had been a ‘heartthrob’ even when at school.
Jim Mills, of Burlington Township High School in New Jersey, said that Tre had been an ‘exceptional student’ who was popular with everyone from the ‘geeks to the jocks’.
He said: ‘Tre came back here in June – he never forgets his roots. He came from a very nice family.’
divorced from husband of three-and-a-half years Ashley Cole in 2010 and
has failed to confirm or deny reports linking her to men since then.
A spokesperson for the singer told MailOnline: 'We have no comment as Cheryl does not comment on her personal life.'
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Doing the mobot: Cheryl and bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts were seen in Mo Farrah's pose at dinner on Monday night – Tre was also with the group
The ex-factor: Cheryl was married to Ashley Cole before divorcing him in 2010 and she has also been linked to dancer Derek Hough
VIDEO: Cheryl performs Call My Name at Capital Summertime Ball 2012