X-factor judge, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, is to divorce her husband Jean Bernard after 19 months of marriage.
According to the Sunday Mirror, the 32-year-old singer has begun formal legal proceedings by filing paperwork citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for the split.
The newspaper claims the couple secretly split five months ago. They were last seen together in public at I’m A Celeb hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly’s 40th birthday party. It was later rumoured that Cheryl spent the Christmas holidays with her family in her London home, while JB was spotted living it up with friends in Miami.
The pair have also been embroiled in a very public social media spat in recent weeks, fuelling reports that their marriage is on the rocks.
An insider reportedly said “They actually split up in August. They are still very good friends but are now getting a divorce. By the time of Ant and Dec’s party they were just close friends who still enjoy spending time together. They were having a great time with their friends but there was nothing intimate by that stage. In the end they found they got on well but in reality probably got married too soon. But JB has said he’ll always be there to support her when she needs him and he’s a very honourable guy.”