Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is a "fighter".
The 'Crazy Stupid Love' hitmaker has been plagued with rumours her marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini - who she tied the knot with 18 months ago - is on the rocks but she is reportedly willing to do anything she can to save her relationship.
A source said: "Things are not as bad as may have been said, but it's obviously been quite a testing time. There have been ups and downs, but Cheryl is a fighter.
"Once the show ['X Factor'] finishes she's hoping there will be time to reflect on everything and do whatever they decide is right over Christmas."
The couple are also considering spending some time together on neutral ground and jetting off on holiday so they can escape their "career pressures" for a bit and just focus on each other.
The insider added: "Going away together is something they've talked about for a while, but now that looks more significant than ever.
"Christmas will be their first time without career pressures hanging over them - so there's a lot riding on it."
However, the pair are unlikely to appear together on tonight's (13.12.15) 'X Factor' final as they don't want to feel "forced" to prove they're still in love.
The source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She doesn't want to feel forced into doing things just for the cameras, but would like to stop the speculation."