Cheryl Cole has opened up about her forthcoming 30th birthday.

The popstar, who will celebrate her 30th birthday on June 30, said that she feels she can "relax" as she enters this new decade and puts her twenties behind her.

She told The Sunday Mirror's Notebook magazine that she knew she would embrace the arrival of her thirties.

Cole explained: "And you know what, I knew this was going to happen because I always used to look up to women in their 30s and think, 'This is when women are at their most beautiful, their most sexy, and their most confident.

"That's what I was aspiring to be and now I'm here too. I feel like, 'Cool, I can relax now'."

The former X Factor judge is reportedly planning numerous birthday parties to mark the occasion.