Jean Bernard Fernandez Versini 'demands ex-wife Cheryl return his late mother's engagement ring'
Published 21/10/2016 | 10:02
Cheryl is reportedly "baffled" as to why ex-husband Jean Bernard Fernandez Versini requested the return of his late mother's engagement ring through a newspaper.
The singer and French restaurateur's divorce was finalised yesterday in just 14 seconds in a London court but it looks like the drama isn't over yet.
JB has demanded the return of his late mother's ring, a family heirloom, which he gifted to his ex on their 12-month marriage anniversary.
"He gave her the jewellery to celebrate 12 months together," an insider told the Mail Online.
"It belonged to his mother. It is now the 10 year anniversary of her death and he desperately wants it back, but Cheryl still hasn’t posted it and has made no effort to return it. "
"He is pretty upset and would like it back."
A source close to Cheryl told the same publication that he made no request for the ring to be returned during the negotiations following their split last October after 18 months of marriage.
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"Cheryl is baffled as to why this request has been made via a newspaper," the insider said.
"JB never asked for the ring back during months of discussions between lawyers. If this story is true and the request is made via their lawyers she will send the ring back immediately.
"She has not worn the ring since last year."
In documents lodged as part of their divorce, Cheryl said her ex-husband's "unreasonable behaviour" was behind her extreme weight loss last year.
Judge MacGregor held that Jean Bernard had "behaved in such a way" that Cheryl "cannot reasonably be expected to live with (him)".
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.
Meanwhile, JB has been making the most of his moment in the spotlight as he hit the red carpet on Thursday night for the world premiere of Jack Reacher in London alongside a mystery date.
He walked the red carpet with the film's stars Tom Cruise and Cobie Smoulders and was later spotted leaving the event with a female friend.