Devastated Cher Lloyd has revealed that her pet dog Buddy has died.
The 28-year-old singer shared a photo of a nine-year-old French Bulldog on Instagram and said her death has broken her heart.
She wrote: “Yesterday we said goodbye to Buddy. Our hearts are absolutely broken. You were such a good boy Bud, best boy.
“9 years in love, we will miss you and will always remember you ♥️.”
She was flooded with helpful messages. Ru Paul star Michelle Visage wrote: “I’m so sorry.”
Former TOWIE star Bobby Norris posted: “I’m so sorry, sending my love ️.
Katie Weasel of The X Factor said: “I’m so sorry, thinking of you xx.”
Cher posted another photo of herself with Buddy and a cute home video of her introducing the gifts.
She also shared a notice from the London Underground board, which took a jibe at people who said “it’s just a pet”.
The touching message says that pets provide their owners with irreplaceable friendship, adventure and memories.
Cher rose to fame on The X Factor after reaching the live finals in 2010.
Their debut single Swagger Jagger reached number one in the UK and the album reached number four on the Sticks and Stones chart.
Jesy Nelson cited Cher as an influence after seeing her attitude-filled performance on the ITV talent show.