When Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was divorcing for the first time, she was better known as Cheryl Cole. She had been with Ashley Cole since 2004 and married him in 2006. She must have been madly in love with him, because she straight-up took him back when it became known that he had cheated on her in 2008. Well, it was in 2008 that it became widely known that he had cheated on her, but apparently it happened not long after the couple was actually married.
Whilst Cheryl first took a break from him, Ashley did everything to make her take him back. And she did. Why she took him back is a mystery to just about anyone, especially considering what followed next.
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By early 2010 multiple women had come forward claiming inappropriate contact with Ashley. In one case it was the exchange of hundreds of lewd test messages, in another case he slept with a woman and one woman said she’d received nudes from Ashley.
Clearly he doesn’t understand the concept of faithfulness or monogamy in a marriage. It certainly doesn’t sound as if he and Cheryl had an open marriage.
Cheryl’s world crumbled, she sought support from her family and friends, lost weight and withdrew as much from the public life as possible, cancelling appearances and interviews. Ultimately she filed for divorce. Apparently she didn’t want any of his money, though, she simply wanted it to be over.
It was said that she took her time to file, because she still loved him and didn’t want to lose him. Ashley on the other hand is said to have been shocked that she filed for divorce, still believing she would take him back.
Who are these people? Ashley fancies himself such a catch that he can get away with cheating multiple times? But at the same time he doesn’t want to lose his wife? And Cheryl apparently can’t be by herself, as evidenced in a string of relationships that followed her first divorce and then each other.
The divorce was finalized later in 2010, but details of it are not known. It stands to reason that Cheryl didn’t have to part with any of her money and neither did he have to pay anything to her.
After a few failed relationships in the next three years, Cheryl ultimately met and fell in love with Jean-Baptiste Fernandez-Versini. The two had a whirlwind romance that lasted three months and was topped off by a secret wedding in July 2014.
It was said that the two were not only madly in love with each other, but that Cheryl refused to make JB sign a prenup. Yikes.
By August 2015 the two were separated.
Once more it took Cheryl quite a while to file for divorce. When she did, only a few weeks ago, it came to light that the two had split in August last year, but clearly remained as tight-lipped over the split as they initially did over the wedding.
And to think that she took his surname, which she apparently also intends to keep!
Cheryl and JB are said to be keeping things amicable and want a friendly divorce. But rumour also has it that there’s a rift over the details. There is no actual information on that available, but it has been pointed out on several occasions that Cheryl could be made to part with half of her £20 million fortune due to the fact that there is no prenup.
Do we even want to ask why this marriage broke apart?
One source alleges that their respective language skills are to be blamed. Jean-Baptiste speaks little to no English and the same is true for Cheryl’s French. Cheryl on the other hand apparently admits that she remarried too soon.
She wasn’t ready for it and given how soon after they began dating the two got married, it’s no surprise that perhaps they weren’t ready after all.
Cheryl might do well to stay away from men and marriage for a while. She barely seems to know who she is by herself and this string of short-lived relationships has not helped her figure anything out either. It might be time to do a little growing up.