It seemed like a match made in heaven: He was one of the most talented soccer players in the country, and she was one its most beautiful and talented singers. After the wedding, they soon became England’s darlings; a power couple of glamour and fame.
The perfect image of the pair was shattered as British media broke the story that would see them separate and divorce: Ashley Cole cheated on his wife. Although the couple survived the first allegations of infidelity 18 months after their 2006 wedding, the newest allegations, which hit early this year, left Cheryl fed up and feeling “betrayed”.
Desperate to save their marriage, Ashley reportedly admitted to having a problem; he was addicted to sex. Shortly after Cheryl decided to separate from him in February this year, Ashley reportedly bombarded her with phone calls, begging her to take him back, even suggesting he get professional help to treat his sex addiction, allvoices.com reports.
Now, Cheryl, who has kept a dignified silence about the matter, has spoken out in an interview to British Vogue about the break up of her marriage.
When she was asked whether she felt betrayed, Cheryl, 27, said: “Yes, definitely I do, but I’ve got to take everything that’s happened and learn from it,” monstersandcritics.com reports.
“I accept that that’s a chapter of my life that’s finished.
“And I’ve just got to be grateful that I’ve got so many good things going on, I have and there’s no children, you know?
“Some people’s lives fall apart – of course, it’s heartbreaking, but it’s not anything remotely like it could have been and I’m very, very thankful for that.”
Cheryl is now officially divorced from Ashley, 29.
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