Thursday 29 September 2016

Cheryl Fernandez Versini's ex-husband Jean Bernard labels her romance with Liam Payne a 'stunt'

Published 04/03/2016 | 08:55

Liam Payne with new girlfriend Cheryl Fernandez Versini
Liam Payne with new girlfriend Cheryl Fernandez Versini
Cheryl and Liam Payne
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)
British singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini arrives for the BRIT Awards at the O2 arena in London, Britain, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's ex-husband Jean Bernard has labelled her burgeoning relationship with Liam Payne a "stunt" to boost her career.

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The X Factor star has been reportedly dating the One Direction singer for the last two months. She filed for divorce in January after 18-months, citing irreconcilable differences.

And the French restaurateur told friends news of the romance "really hurts" - especially as the pair posted more loved-up shots on the one year anniversary of JB's father's death.

A friend of the nightclub owner told The Sun: "What's better for Cheryl's career? An unknown Frenchman as her husband or a boyband star 10 years her junior? He really hoped they could salvage the marriage but now feels insulted and humiliated."

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)

Liam and Cheryl have remained tight-lipped on the topic of their relationship, but have been keeping fans updated with their activities via Instagram, -fresh from a secret holiday in the Maldives.

"It was great for Liam and Cheryl to go on their first big holiday away together. The Maldives was the perfect spot as there was little chance of fans spotting them and it gave them a chance to spend time together," an insider added to the paper.

"It was really hushed up and they went to great lengths not to be spotted when they flew in. Some of their closest friends didn’t even know they had been away, let alone on holiday together.

"They had an amazing trip and it really made them believe they had something special together."

Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam Payne
British singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini arrives for the BRIT Awards at the O2 arena in London, Britain, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
British singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini arrives for the BRIT Awards at the O2 arena in London, Britain, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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