"Cheryl has awakened her spiritual side. She has been tapping into higher powers for answers and guidance," the Sun quoted a source as saying. "She's been doing some deep thinking - especially after malaria. Christianity is closest to her, but she's open to other religious influences," the source added.
Cheryl had a semi-religious upbringing in Newcastle, where mum Joan was a church regular. Close pal Derek Hough is a Mormon, while chum Will.i.am is deeply religious. Last week Cheryl wore a Hindu charm to X Factor rehearsals.