The 27-year-old singer is reportedly planning to move Stateside as soon as she sells the £6 million mansion in Surrey, South East England, she shared with her England soccer star ex-husband Ashley Cole.
As well as moving to the US to launch her career as a judge on Simon Cowell`s pop star search show `The X Factor`, it`s believed the brunette beauty wants to be closer to rumoured boyfriend Derek Hough.
His stepdad Aaron Nelson said: "Cheryl is looking at moving over here, which will be good for Derek.
"I`m not sure exactly what they have decided about living together. It`s his business."
Cheryl - who first met the 25-year-old dancer when he appeared in her `Parachute` video earlier this year - is said to feel "indebted" to Derek after he supported her through her painful divorce and battle with malaria.
Aaron added to The Sun newspaper: "When things got difficult for Cheryl, she came over to be with him. Derek`s pretty level-headed most of the time. He`s always been a good guy and he`s very supportive. She feels indebted to him - all to do with the fact that he`s been kind to her.
"He supports her, but that is Derek`s nature. He`s a cheerleader for her. He just wants to see her do well. She came over to see him a few weeks ago. I can say that when you love someone you want to be around them and that`s why he likes her."