Though Cheryl Cole has not officially talked about the matter yet, her mother has weighed in and confronted Ashley Cole over naked-pictures that were sent to a topless models in the latest scandal involving the Chelsea footballer.
Joan Callaghan, Cheryl’s fiercely protective mother confronted Ashley and told him straight: “Enough is enough.“
The highly-charged confrontation reportedly took place on Thursday after Cole had surgery on his broken ankle in hospital. Sources say Jean screamed at Ashley down the phone saying: “You can’t keep doing this to her.“
And the Sunday Mirror claims that single-mother Joan has been urging Cheryl to end her marriage with Ashley because she has been “humiliated enough.“
Insiders close to the Cole’s said: “Ashley called Cheryl on Thursday to warn her he had been accused of sending sex texts but he assured her it was a case of mistaken identity. He was grovelling for forgiveness and saying he was sorry because of the embarrassment such a silly mistake had caused. Cheryl was furious and tore into him shouting, ‘How could you be so stupid?’ Ultimately, she accepts his version of events and she was more angry that Ashley could have let his phone fall into the wrong hands.
“But she is adamant this incident won’t end her marriage. It was Joan, though, who hit really the roof. She comes down regularly from Newcastle and spends a lot of her time at their house. She yelled at Ashley, ‘Enough is enough. You can’t carry on doing this to her’. As far as she’s concerned Ashley has used up all his lifelines. Like any mother, her instincts are all about Cheryl. She has doubts about Ashley’s version of events [so do I] and has warned Ashley that if he’s lying she will find out.“
Continuing, the insider said: “Joan is determined to get the bottom of this because she knows Cheryl will only act if she has hard evidence. Ashley knows this isn’t the last he’ll hear of it.”
Yesterday both Cheryl and Ashley Cole were holed-up in their Surrey mansion avoiding the media attention at the end of their driveway.