Girls Aloud fans were treated to a surprise reunion on Friday night as Cheryl and Kimberley Walsh celebrated Nicola Roberts’ 38th birthday at a star-studded party.
Kimberley took to Instagram Stories to share a beaming photo with her long-time boyfriend as they enjoyed a night out in honor of Nicola.
She captioned the post: “Celebrity Miss @lilcola last night with my girl @cherylofficial.”
Videos from the evening also showed Nicola blowing out candles on her birthday cake as presenter Laura Whitmore cheered.
Girls Aloud previously split in 2013, but following the death of their bandmate Sarah Harding in 2021, the group reunited for a performance at a charity ball in October, sparking rumors of a possible comeback.
Look who it is! Girls Aloud fans were treated to a surprise reunion on Friday evening as Cheryl and Kimberley Walsh celebrated Nicola Roberts’ 38th birthday at a star-studded party
Best friends! Videos from the evening also showed Nicola Roberts blowing out candles on her birthday cake as presenter Laura Whitmore cheered
Cheryl recently hinted at a pop comeback by launching a new company with former Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Adams and Nadine Coyle.
Let’s Go Eskimo – named after a lyric from the Girls Aloud hit Love Machine – was launched in September to support the financial income of the band, which split in 2013.
The move has sparked speculation about a possible comeback for the girls, who reunited last October for a performance at a charity ball for former bandmate Sarah Harding.
Harding died in 2021 at the age of 39 after battling breast cancer, with the band later hosting The Primrose Ball to raise money for the Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK, as part of the Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal.
Discussing Harding’s tragic death at the event on October 8, 2022, Cheryl said: ‘To be honest, I never experienced or expected this sadness.
“You know, I lost grandparents and a friend when I was younger, but nothing like this. The feeling of shock and disbelief and it still lingers now.
‘You feel so helpless, you’ve never felt so hopeless, it’s terrible. The fact that Sarah had one request that we can fulfill is great for us because it just feels like we’re doing something.”
She added, “We felt like we couldn’t do anything for so long.”
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline in January, Cheryl revealed the loss meant she no longer takes days for granted and brought her ‘closer’ to Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh.
She explained, “A lot of the conversations we had before she left really gave me a different perspective, and I will continue to do that.
“She wasn’t ready to leave yet and I think, ‘well, I’m still here.’ I have the gift of life to still live, and I will do it with her in mind. It changes a lot of things in your own heart.”
Sharing how Sarah’s death brought her closer to her bandmates, she continued: ‘The loss and our age make us appreciate and love each other so much more.
‘We have always loved each other, of course. But it’s just different, there’s a different depth to it now.’
The girls were back in public in September when they attended the London wedding of celebrity publicist Simon Jones.