Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole seems happier than ever before inspite of being away from work for sometime now.

Pleased with the seven pounds that she's gained, she says, "This is a happy time - onwards and upwards," the Mirror has quoted her as telling the Grazia magazine.

She admits to having a shoe fetish and has a huge shoe collection, according to the Mirror.

"I have always, always loved shoes but over the past few years I've definitely developed a proper fetish. I own about two thousand pairs of shoes - and that's after giving quite a few away. I'm a bit weird with them. There are shoes I don't wear anymore but I just can't part with them. If I can't wear them again I also can't get rid of them because they are so linked to that emotion," Cheryl has reportedly told the magazine.

"I hoard them all over the house, in cupboards in the kitchen, in the bathroom, every room. There is a big chance when you open the fridge in my house there will be a pair of shoes at the bottom. My absolute favourites are a lace pair of Louboutins. I wore them the first ever time I went to Cannes, two years ago. For me, all shoes have memories - wearing them on a certain occasion like that means the shoe gets that memory," she was quoted by the newspaper as telling the magazine.

Though Cole might have a proclivity towards footwear of all kinds, she rejects the idea of being fixated about anything, especially her weight, the report said.

"When I am really thin is normally when I am working nonstop. I don't put any emphasis on thinking, Oh; I am thin at the moment. Right now I have got my curves back because I've had time off, I am at home cooking, I'm more relaxed. I am not defined by being seven pounds heavier than I was two months ago - I think it is really unhealthy to go there," the magazine has quoted her as saying. "I've got my boobs and bum back and, yeah, I like it. I think it's sexy."

Cole launches her new shoe range in collaboration with Stylistpick.com this week.

"I absolutely love it. The whole idea was like a breath of fresh air, something totally different but still creative. I love learning, I love creating. There was nothing scary about it. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. My absolute aim is killer shoes that don't kill your feet. I can walk in heels of any height and I can dance in them because I've just been doing this for so long,' she says. 'As a kid I was a ballet dancer and I always had really sore toes," she has reportedly said. "I had to have them broken and re-straightened, which sorted them out, but because I'm quite small, to me, getting dressed is all about the heels. I have another pair of Louboutins that are so cripplingly painful but I'm trying to ease myself into them gently, wearing them for a few minutes every now and again."