Friday 31 March 2017

Breakdown of Cheryl's marriage to Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini was due to his 'unreasonable behaviour'

Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and wife Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are seen at Nice airport during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images,)
Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and wife Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are seen at Nice airport during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images,)
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini arrive at Nice Airport for The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Nice, France. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/GC Images)
Cheryl Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini leave a party at the Library in London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire London.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini sighted during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
Cheryl and Jean-Bernard make rare public appearance in Paris
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini
Fight for this love: Cheryl Cole is divorcing husband of 18 months Jean-Bernard Versini.
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole attend the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Screen grab taken from the Instagram account of Cheryl Cole showing her wedding ring after she confirmed that she had married her French boyfriend in 2014. PA
Cheryl attends the Gold Obsession Party - L'Oreal Paris : Photocall as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are seen at Nice Airport during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images,)
Cheryl and her Husband Jean
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and ex husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini ended their marriage earlier this year
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's marriage to her second husband has officially ended.

The 33-year-old former Girls Aloud singer and restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, 35, were this morning granted a decree nisi at the Central Family Court in London.

Today's case was listed before District Judge Heather MacGregor, who concluded that the marriage had "broken down irretrievably."

Neither the former X Factor judge nor her second husband were at the hearing.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini arrive at Nice Airport for The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Nice, France. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/GC Images)
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini arrive at Nice Airport for The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Nice, France. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/GC Images)

In forms she signed on September 14, Cheryl said the cause of the breakdown was her husband's "unreasonable behaviour".

The singer said his behaviour had affected her health and added: "It caused stress and weight loss."

Judge MacGregor held that Jean Bernard had "behaved in such a way" that Cheryl "cannot reasonably be expected to live with (him)".

She said the marriage would be resolved within six weeks when a decree absolute was made - providing no objections were raised.

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole attend the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole attend the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

The coupled wed in July 2014 after just three months of dating in front of just four wedding guests in a beachside ceremony in Mustique.

They first met in Cannes when Cheryl flew over the film festival as part of her work as a brand ambassador for L'Oreal and where he was running a pop-up restaurant and club.

It's now reported he lives in London, where he moved to be with her, and was last known to be residing in a one bedroom flat above a cafe.

Their marriage ended in October 2015 and Cheryl began dating One Direction singer Liam Payne in January and she is rumoured to be expecting their first child.

Cheryl attends the Gold Obsession Party - L'Oreal Paris : Photocall as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Cheryl attends the Gold Obsession Party - L'Oreal Paris : Photocall as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

It marks her second divorce - she was was previously married to England footballer Ashley Cole for four years and they split in 2010 after a string of his infidelities, including a sexting scandal, became public.

As part of Cheryl and JB's agreement, he won't receive any money from her €22m fortune and has signed a non-disclosure agreement, meaning he can never publicly discuss his marriage to the Promise This singer.

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