The tape was apparently recorded without Cheryl's knowledge just five months after she tied the knot with JB

She may no longer be Mrs Fernandez-Versini, but if Cheryl was hoping to put the sorry saga of her marriage to Jean-Bernard behind her, she’s been forced to think again.

The star – whose divorce was finalised just days ago – is said to have fresh fears over a secret recording of a blazing argument with her then-husband which could lift the lid on their doomed relationship.

MORE: Cheryl claims Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini divorce caused her ‘stress and weight loss’ following his ‘unreasonable behaviour’

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Cheryl is said to have had no knowledge that the bust-up was being recorded, and is now worried that it will make its way into the public domain.

News of the tape emerges days after their divorce was finalised, with a source telling The Sun on Sunday: ‘By the time Cheryl and JB’s marriage collapsed, their relationship was incredibly volatile.

‘They were constantly fighting, both in private and in public, and both felt pushed to the brink.

‘Cheryl had realised within five months of marrying JB that she had made a mistake, and she wanted to end things. But she felt under pressure to wait.

‘It was around the time that JB’s dad died, and she didn’t want to kick a man when he was down.’

MORE: See Cheryl and Jean-Bernard’s divorce papers here!

 

Cheryl is now dating One Direction star Liam Payne, and is rumoured to be pregnant with his child.

The couple, who have only been together since February this year, are ready to start a family and even have the nursery ready, according to our insider.

Cheryl recently sent fans into over drive earlier this month when she stepped out on the red carpet in Paris for L’Oreal and fans claimed they could see a small belly.

Cheryl’s mum Joan has also been spotted in Newcastle’s Mothercare branch buying pregnancy pillows and a bump wedge, which expecting mum’s use to help them sleep at night.

Check out what else could be in ‘pregnant’ Cheryl and Liam’s nursery here.