According to recent news sources, Cheryl Fernandez- Versini has split from her husband of 18months, Jean-Bernard, and they are now set to divorce. It is believed that the couple have been separated for five months; they have not been seen together since Ant and Dec’s birthday bash, back in October.
It is rumoured that Cheryl stated ‘irreconcilable differences’ as being the grounds for divorce. Although Cheryl apparently did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement and it is rumoured that Jean Bernard does ‘not want a penny of her £20million fortune’. That said, there is a possibility the X-Factor judge could be made to give up some of her wealth if she has not signed a pre-nuptial.
Allegedly, pop star Cheryl waited until the X-Factor finished before filing for divorce. According to the Sun, a source reported that, ‘She pretended everything was OK on the live shows, but was hurting inside. The minute the show was over she told her lawyers to get to work.’
Additionally, an insider told the Sun that Jean-Bernard’s father did not go to the wedding. According to the Sun, Jean-Bernard’s father did not want him to marry a celebrity, speculating that this could have caused problems within the marriage.
The split seems to be without hostility, and it is alleged that the pair wish to keep things amicable and remain friends. According to The Daily Mirror, the entrepreneur ‘is happy too end things quickly and amicably.’ However, once the news was released, JB posted this message on Instagram,’to be continued…if you think you know, you aint no idea, but be my guest keep on.’
Apparently, Simon Cowell offered Cheryl support during the live shows, and according to The Mirror, a source had claimed that, ‘In the end Cheryl realized she married too soon and had been swept away by a bit of a whirlwind romance.’