Cheryl Fernandez-Versini makes rare red carpet appearance in the midst of 'divorce' drama
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has stepped out publicly for the first time since was revealed she would be seeking a divorce from her husband of 19 months, Jean Bernard.
The pair wed in the Caribbean in 2014 after a whirlwind romance and are said to have split in secret five months ago, but Cheryl wanted to keep the news out of the headlines until The X Factor finishing filming.
"Cheryl is divorcing JB on the grounds of his unreasonable behaviour. She has had enough of his jealousy," The Sun on Sunday quoted a source as saying.
"He didn't like it when she had to spend time with other men and even became jealous when she was hanging out with her dogs."
But the singer put on a brave face on Thursday night to attend the opening of Kobox, a boutique boxing gym, opting for a natural makeup and hair look. She dressed casually in a pair of skinny black trousers, statement jumper and wool crepe coat.
Neither Cheryl or Jean-Bernard have commented on the split rumours, which have plagued them for months, but both have taken to social media to share a number of cryptic posts.
JB added a picture of a young girl to his Instagram account and wrote: "Out Of The mouth of children comes The Truth. Get informed before you get opinionated."
And he added a smiling picture of himself and wrote: "To be continued... if You Think You Know , You ain't no idea but be my guest keep on."
Cheryl, meanwhile, has been busy sharing smiley selfies to her Instagram account and is said to be relying on X Factor co-star Simon Cowell.
“Simon and Cheryl have spent a lot of time together since the live shows started," a source told The Mirror.
"He’s been offering words of comfort. He cares for her a great deal and has been in contact even while on holiday to make sure she is coping.
“She did very well to carry on with the show as normal given everything that was going on in her life.”