London: Singer Cheryl Cole has got approval from her mother Joan Callaghan on her new boyfriend, American dancer Tre Holloway.
Callaghan had a strained relationship with her daughter`s ex-husband Ashley Cole.
"Cheryl has described Tre as the polar opposite to Ashley. He`s intelligent, caring and understanding," femalefirst.co.uk quoted a source as saying.
"Many people think Tre`s like a blend of Cheryl`s exes, but he`s a well brought up middle-class boy with nice manners, just like Cheryl`s previous boyfriend Derek Hough.
"Yet he`s also got an edgy vibe to him, like Ashley. Importantly, Cheryl`s mum loves him," added the source.
Cole is said to be keen to build a relationship with Holloway`s mother Shirley who admitted recently she is worried her son will get hurt in his new romance.
"Cheryl`s already called Tre`s mum for a chat and plans to visit her next time she`s in the US," said the source.