Breaking news just in…. Just hours after Cheryl Cole landed in Britain, and Ashley Cole did a runner from the country, Cheryl’s official spokesman has confirmed the rumours that the couple have parted ways.
In a short statement issued by Cheryl Cole at 4.15pm, she said: “Cheryl Cole is separating from her husband Ashley Cole. Cheryl asks the media to respect her privacy during this difficult time.“
The Girls Aloud singer had driven straight from Heathrow Airport to her Surrey Mansion – appropriately named ‘Hurtmore House’ – to give the green light on the statement, which we predicted would happen last week.
The singer had originally made up her mind last week but decided to fly over to Los Angeles to clear her head and get a different perspective.
Cheryl discussed her plans at great length with close pal Derek Hough, 24, the handsome single dancer who she has grown increasingly close to. On Monday night she decided to stay over in LA and cancelled a planned flight while she continued to talk over her problems with Derek.
And here’s why….