Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts slip into eye-catching bikinis as they soak up the sun together during Sardinia holiday
They became friends 17 years ago in 2002 when they were noticed on Popstars: The Rivals and propelled to fame in girlband Girls Aloud.
And, Kimberley Walsh, 37, and Nicola Roberts, 33, showcased their gym-honed physiques in eye-catching bikinis as they soaked up the sunshine during a girls’ holiday in Sardinia, Italy over the weekend.
The best friends relaxed by the pool of the Hotel Cala di Volpe, before heading to the beach in Porto Cervo on Saturday afternoon.
Wow! Kimberley Walsh, 37, and Nicola Roberts, 33, showcased their gym-honed physiques in eye-catching bikinis as they soaked up the sunshine during a girls’ holiday in Sardinia, Italy over the weekend
The mother-of-two glowed in a sunshine yellow two-piece, while the chic redhead rocked a chocolate-coloured bikini.
Kimberley looked summer ready in the bright yellow ensemble, which featured a strapless bikini top that flaunted her toned abs and matching briefs.
Keeping her blonde bob in a sleek middle parting style, the singer opted for a bronzed makeup look with fluttery black lashes.
Her former bandmate Nicola wore a brown bikini with a plunging neckline and a stylish wrap-over feature to give her simple swimwear an elegant twist.
BFFs: The mother-of-two glowed in a sunshine yellow two-piece, while the chic redhead rocked a chocolate-coloured bikini
Layering up: The ladies layered up with floaty garments as they left their hotel and made their way to a nearby beach on a small boat
Chic: Kimberley opted for a pink animal print sarong and swapped between that and a yellow leopard bring beach skirt throughout the afternoon
Testing out the waters: Nicola strolled barefoot along the sand towards the waters
Firm friends: The former band mates chose to holiday together in Italy, proving their friendship has stood the test of time
Keeping in touch: Kimberley regularly checked her phone throughout the day
The ladies layered up with floaty garments as they left their hotel and made their way to a nearby beach on a small boat.
Kimberley opted for a pink animal print sarong and swapped between that and a yellow leopard bring beach skirt throughout the afternoon.
Kimberley and Nicola met 17 years ago in 2002 on Popstars: The Rivals and went on to have an incredible career in successful girlband Girls Aloud, alongside close friend Cheryl and fellow bandmates Sarah Harding and Nadine Coyle.
Kimberley revealed she, Nicola and Cheryl still hang out and their ‘incredible friendship’ is in a whole new ‘phase of life’, especially now she and Cheryl have children.
She added: ‘As I am with all my friends that I’ve grown up with, we’re all in that mummy zone.
Photo time: Kimberley took pictures of Nicola as she paraded along the beach
Make sure you get a photo! Kimberley and Nicola relaxed in the sunshine, with the pair taking photos of each other
Getting the right angle: Nicola lent to one side in order to get the perfect photo for Kimberley
Gorgeous: Nicola showcased her sensational frame in her sleek brown bikini
Stylish: Kimberley shielded her eyes with a simple pair of black Rayban sunglasses as she soaked up the sunshine
‘We all kind of merge together, all of my friends know each other, we all get together for the kids’ birthdays and stuff. It’s just a new phase of life, it’s lovely to do it together.’
Talking about whether having kids has deepened her friendship with Cheryl and Nicola, she continued: ‘I think kids do that anyway, they put you on a different emotional level, I think it’s just nice that all mums have an understanding.
‘It’s when you become a mum, you become part of a club, you understand what that means… it does take it to another level I guess.’
Keeping in check: Kimberley reclined on a sunlounger whilst wearing another floaty beach cover-up
Deep in thought: Nicola stared into the distance as she soaked up the sunshine during the afternoon
Summery: Kimberley showcased her curves in a bright yellow bandeau bikini
Animal print is life: The singer carried her belongings in a leopard print bag
Staying hydrated: Nicola and Kimberley sipped from bottles of water, ensuring their stayed hydrated in the sunshine
Kimberley also joked that the reality of her meets up, especially with Nicola, result in her being on ‘childcare duties’ as she shared a funny story from one of their recent get togethers.
She said: ‘It’s lovely catching up, Nicola came over for a little spa date, we had a facial treatment at mine, but I’m not sure it was quite as relaxing as she was hoping for. The reality was she was on childcare duties while I had my facial.
‘I could hear what was going on with my eyes closed and Bobby was making her do flying in the air, jumping on her back like Superman, making her run around, playing guns and all sorts… so I’m not sure it was the most relaxing spa date she has ever had.’
Multi-tasking: Kimberley messaged on her phone whilst sunbathing and chatting to her pals
Next stop: Nicola layered up over her brown bikini before leaving the hotel’s pool for the beach
Stylish duo: Nicola layered up with a striped linen co-ord while Kimberley caught the eye with animal print accessories
Ultimate relaxation: Nicola took the time to have a quick snooze on the beach
And relax: Kimberley lay back on her animal print throw to soak up the sunshine
‘But my boys enjoyed it, they were really happy to see her. She was exhausted, yeah, she was like, “I finally got them to bed!” then we could chill and have dinner.
‘She was like: “Oh my God, I’m exhausted!” and I was like, “Yep, welcome to my world!”‘
Kimberley has been married to her long-term partner, Justin Scott, since 2016; the couple tied the knot in Barbados with Cheryl and Nicola as bridesmaids.
Catch ups: The ladies were joined by another friend as they had a catch up around the pool at Hotel Cala di Volpe
Girl time: The Girls Aloud band mates enjoyed time together with another female friend
Let’s go! The duo and their pal were taken to the beach from their hotel via a small boat
Helping hand: Kimberley was given assistance by a crew member as they arrived at the beach
Pretty: Kimberley opted for a bronzed make-up look and fluttery lashes for their beach day
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