Cheryl Cole's whirlwind marriage isn't registered yet
Cheryl Cole’s marriage is reportedly not yet registered with officials in Mustique.
The 31-year-old singer married French entrepreneur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on the Carribbean island on July 7 after a whirlwind three-month romance.
But according to UK newspaper The Sun, the couple have yet to make their union official in the eyes of the government due to confusion over her spouse’s full name.
The outlet reports a clerk in St Vincent, a nearby island where weddings are processed, wrote on a marriage licence filed by the couple more than a week ago: “Don’t understand bachelor’s names.”
Apparently the issue is a question of the groom’s mouthful of a moniker, listed as Jean-Bernard Justin Antoine Aime Bastien Thierry Fernandez, as well as the handwriting of the original official.
A clerk told The Sun they need Cheryl and Jean-Bernard to contact them in order to complete the paperwork.
“We need to know the spelling of his names before we can process the documents and register the marriage,” the clerk said.
The marriage licence reportedly confirms earlier claims Cheryl’s mother, Joan Callaghan, as well as a close friend of Jean-Bernard’s were both at the small ceremony, kept secret until the singer shared the happy news on social media this week.
“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 captioned a photo of her wedding ring on Instagram.
“We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together.”
Meanwhile, old pal Simon Cowell has also congratulated Cheryl on her nuptials.
“I still can't believe my lil buddy Cheryl got married,” he tweeted Thursday. “Had no idea. He is a great guy. Am very happy for them.”
The 31-year-old had reportedly been dating the French entrepreneur for three months before they held their nuptials on a beach on the island of Mustique on July 7. The star’s mother, Joan, and assistant Lily England were reportedly among those present.
However, there has been some criticism of their relationship with one of Jean’s friends warning Cheryl via British newspaper The Sun that the 33-year-old has “an eye for the ladies”. The man, Curtis Jones, thinks the Call My Name singer will have her work cut out changing his behaviour.
“I'm so happy he has found love - but I would say to Cheryl she's got to keep a close eye on Jean,” he told the publication. “He definitely has an eye for the ladies and they love him too. When we used to go out together they would flock around us...He is a wild man - I don't think he can be tamed.”
However, Cheryl was quick to respond to the claims in the only way she knew how. The X Factor judge posted a picture on Instagram of a graphic which read: “I heard you’re a player. Nice to meet you, I’m the coach.