Nicola reflects on time and love

Nicola Roberts has broken her silence over BFF Cheryl Cole‘s shock marriage.

Cheryl, 31, stunned fans by announcing yesterday that she’d secretly wed French love Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini last week after reportedly dating for just three months.

But Nicola, 28, is thrilled for her friend and has posted a message defending the short length of time they’ve been together on Instagram.

The image reads: ‘You can be in a relationship for two years and feel nothing; you can be in a relationship for 2 months and feel everything.

‘Time is not a measure of quality; of infatuation, or of love.’

Nicola captioned the post: ‘For the Versinis’, but mostly for her, who is happier than ever. Love. Xo’

Cheryl‘s other best pal Kimberley Walsh hasn’t publicly commented on the nuptials yet.

X Factor judge Cheryl has received lots of kind messages like Nicola‘s and spoke of her gratitude on Twitter yesterday.

‘Thank you for all your kind messages and well wishes ❤️,’ Chezza wrote.

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