Cheryl Cole Marries After Whirlwind Romance
Cheryl Cole has revealed she has married her French restaurateur boyfriend after a whirlwind three-month romance.
The singer confirmed the news on her website with a picture of her dazzling ring and said she and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini tied the knot on July 7.
The X Factor judge, 31, said: "I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news ... Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14. We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together."
The couple married on a beach on the island of Mustique in front of just four guests, including Cole's mother Joan Callaghan, according to The Sun newspaper.
The Girls Aloud star had previously been married to footballer Ashley Cole but they divorced in 2010. On Monday night Cole appeared to drop her ex-husband's surname from her Twitter handle, hinting she could become Mrs Fernandez-Versini.
Her marriage to the 33-year-old, who she is said to have been dating for just a few months, comes shortly after she revealed in a magazine interview that she felt like she was having a nervous breakdown last year.
The star told Elle Magazine that, following her very public sacking from X Factor USA in 2011, she "wasn't well in the head".
"I can talk about this because I'm OK about it now," she said. "But I went through hell and it literally drove me mad."
X Factor supremo Simon Cowell revealed earlier this year that Cole would be rejoining the UK version of the show as a judge and she has been attending open auditions around the country in recent weeks.