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Friday 15 December 2017

Cheryl weds French lover in secret island ceremony

Cheryl Cole showed off her impressive sparkler and matching wedding ring after she tied the knot in a secret ceremony.

The Girls Aloud singer said 'I do' to boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on July 7 in front of just four people on the island of Mustique.

The Crazy Stupid Love singer has been dating the French restaurateur for just three months.

Cheryl (31) confirmed the marriage in a statement on her website.

"I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news...Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14," she said.

"We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together."

The X Factor judge - who is due to return to our screens this autumn - posted a close-up picture of her wedding ring alongside the statement.

The singer didn't give any details about the ceremony, but her mother Joan Callaghan was in attendance on the big day.

Cole had previously been married to footballer Ashley Cole but they divorced in 2010.

The pair were engaged for nine months after meeting and wed in a €1m ceremony which featured in OK! Magazine.

Pals say that although Jean-Bernard had a reputation as a ladies man, he is completely besotted with Cheryl and has fallen head over heels in love.

Cheryl's surprise wedding comes shortly after she revealed that she felt like she was having a nervous breakdown last year.

The star described how she "went through hell" after her very public sacking from X Factor USA, she "wasn't well in the head".#''I can talk about this because I'm okay about it now," she told the August issue of
 Elle Magazine.

"But I went through hell and it literally drove me mad.

''It only hit me at the beginning of 2013 that I'd completely lost myself. I'd look in a mirror and think: 'Who the hell is she?'

"Something was seriously wrong: it felt like a nervous breakdown. I had to stop, get out of my life I'd been living and find myself again."

The singer said she is in a much happier place now and this new marriage is bound to give her a fresh start in life.

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