Paula Abdul has got a giant bouquet of flowers from ousted judge Cheryl Cole at the start of "The X Factor (US)" auditions in New Jersey. Showing there are no hard feelings between her and the Girls Aloud member, the former "American Idol" judge made use of her Twitter and Facebook account to share the photos.
The 48-year-old first posted a photo of her in a gold dress while holding the bouquet of pink and yellow begonias and lilies. "At the Wed @TheXFactorUSA I got the sweetest gift from #CherylCole -she sent me this beautiful bouquet of flowers," she tweeted along with the picture. She later added, "Gorgeous flowers from a gorgeous girl. Sweet friend... love you #Chezza thank you so much!"
Hours afterward, Paula went to post another photo of her wearing a pink dress with the flowers in both hands. This time around, she put it up on her Facebook page with a caption that read, "Here's another picture of me in the pink dress at last week's The X Factor (USA) auditions in NJ. I'm holding the flowers beautiful flowers Cheryl Cole gave me. Cheryl's a class act! :)"
When words came out that Cheryl will no longer be a judge on the U.S. version of "The X Factor", it was rumored that her lack of chemistry with Paula cost her the slot. However, a source close to the "Promise This" singer told The Hollywood Reporter (THR) the two "got along great". The insider also insisted that Paula was "nothing but supportive and kind to Cheryl."
According to THR, Paula wasn't the only one getting the gift from Cheryl. Nicole Scherzinger, who replaced the former wife of Ashley Cole, has also received flowers, and another judge L.A. Reid was presented with a fruit basket. Show creator Simon Cowell, however, was left out with none.