X FACTOR star Cher Lloyd has shared a very special message to her husband with her 2.3 million Instagram followers.

Cher and husband Craig Monk celebrate eight years of marriage today (Thursday) and the singer marked the date with a rare picture of the couple together.

The set of photographs show the couple embracing while Cher holds a rose followed by two pictures from their 2013 wedding.

The Swagger Jagger singer captioned the picture: "Today we celebrate 8 years of Marriage.
I’ll love you forever."

Fans and celebrities rushed to share good wishes with the couple on their anniversary.

TOWIE's Bobby Norris wrote: "Happy anniversary hun."

Cher and hairdresser husband Craig enjoyed a secret wedding ceremony.

Cher's husband likes to keep a low profile and together the couple have three-year-old daughter Delilah-Rae.

Cher Lloyd rose to fame in 2010 aged just 16 when she came fourth in The X Factor.

Her debut single Swagger Jagger was released in June 2011 and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

She followed it up with hit singles With Ur Love featuring Mike Posner, and Want U Back featuring American rapper Astro.