Cheryl Cole Married To French Businessman – the 31-year old, who may well be our best-loved pop singer, has announced that she has secretly married her French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
The pair apparently tied the knot with a very private ceremony held in front of a handful of people on a beach in the beautiful private Caribbean island of Mustique.
Mustique is a favourite of the rich and famous and was the location chosen by Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell for their honeymoon in 2011. It is also a favourite location for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, having previously been where the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, spent most of her leisure time.
Cheryl’s wedding took most people by surprise as it has only been 3 months since she first started dating the former 33-year old French playboy. Things were obviously moving pretty fast for the pair as he was believed to have moved into her luxury Hertfordshire property a month ago.
They first met in May at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where Jean-Bernard ran the trendy pop-up restaurant Cosy Box. In fact Cheryl was snapped leaving the restaurant early on in the festival but at that time many people were working on the assumption she was dating her friend and former bandmate Kimberley Walsh’s brother Adam.
We are likely to learn much more about Mr Fernandez-Versini over the next few days but for now we know that he comes from a very well-off French family and for some while lived the life of a young playboy. These days however he looks to be spending more time on building up his business interests and of course now he will have other things to take up his time.
As well as confirming her new marital status Cheryl today also showed off her new engagement ring and wedding ring which have been conservatively valued by celebrity jeweller Vashi Dominguez at around £300k.
It also looks like Cheryl may be considering taking on that impressive double-barrelled French surname from her husband as she has already dropped the Cole from her name and closed off her old Twitter account.
One thing is for sure there will be plenty for the judges to talk about during this year’s X Factor.