In an interview with The Telegraph's Stella magazine, the "Call My Name" songstress dropped the biggest hint yet that the couple's split wasn't her idea when she was probed about why she called time on the relationship.
"Who says it was me?" she responded before going on to explain that the pair co-parent well, and and the former couple's son, two-year-old Bear, is their main priority.
"When you have a baby, you are not consumed with just thinking about yourself," the 35-year-old considered. "It's your responsibility to keep things settled and happy, so you make the best of everything."
The "Fight for This Love" singer went on to laud Liam, 25, describing him as a "great dad", and insisted that she's the stricter parent out of the two.
"Liam is a great dad," she gushed. "He's much softer than me. I'm the strict one; Liam isn't. I'll be the one saying, 'Just one square of chocolate'."
The former Girls Aloud member also claimed that Bear knows when he's crossed the line, and shared his adorable way of getting round her when she's cross.
"If I get cross with him he puts his little hands on my face and looks into my eyes to see if I'm deadly serious or a tiny bit cross, and it melts my heart," she smiled.
Despite her single status, Cheryl has admitted she is still keen to extend her family, and would be open to considering less conventional routes.
"You don't necessarily need to be in a relationship," the singer recently told Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper. "I've got a friend who has had two children using donors. Not everything has to be conventional. There are definitely other routes I would consider."