Cheryl 'fears secret recording between her and ex-husband Jean Bernard in screaming fight will be leaked'
Published 23/10/2016 | 12:00
Cheryl is reportedly fearful a secret recording of her and ex-husband Jean Bernard Fernandez Versini in a heated fight will be leaked to the public.
The pair were allegedly recorded in a 45 minute screaming match around five months into their marriage. The singer is said to have realised at the point she made a mistake in marrying the French restaurateur after knowing him for just three months and things became hostile between the pair.
The former couple were granted a divorce last Thursday in a decision that took just 14 seconds in which she cited her ex's "unreasonable behaviour" for her extreme weight loss late last year.
Now, she is reportedly scared the recording could go public and fans hearing just how bleak their marriage had become.
"Cheryl had realised within five months of marrying JB that she had made a mistake, and she wanted to end things. But she felt under pressure to wait," a source told The Sun.
"It was around the time that JB’s dad died, and she didn’t want to kick a man when he was down.
"But the longer the marriage dragged on, the more toxic things became between them and the more poisonous the things they both said in anger."
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She tried to kick him of their house last October, but he refused and she eventually put him up in a five star hotel for months while contemplating their next step.
"JB was furious he was being forced out, and Cheryl isn’t the kind of person to just sit there and go, ‘Oh, okay then’ when she is being screamed at," the insider added.
"Both of them had hoped that, now that the divorce is happening, they could leave that day behind.
"But the fear now for them both is that the recording somehow makes its way into the public domain and everyone can see how bad things really got."