Cheryl's husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini hasn't been spotted around much lately!

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Following their surprise wedding last July, Jean-Bernard and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini were practically inseparable. Wherever Cheryl, 32, went, new hubby JB wasn’t far behind – even when she was hard at work. In fact, JB spent as much time at The X Factor studios as some of the contestants did. What an incredibly supportive hubby, right?

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However, it’s a whole different story this year and according to Cheryl’s X Factor duo Reggie ’N’ Bollie, JB has barely shown his face during the live shows! The pair even asked Now: ‘Who’s Jean-Bernard?’

‘We haven’t met him,’ the bubbly duo added. ‘We’ve met Cheryl’s mum, dad and brother, but we haven’t seen any sign of her husband at all.’ JB has been to just one of the shows this year – but last year, he was by his wife’s side virtually every week of the competition.

So what’s going on?

Perhaps JB, 35, is just keeping a low profile or busy with business trips abroad in recent months. In mid-November, just after the couple bought a £5 million mansion in Hertfordshsire, JB spoke out in defence of rumours surrounding his marriage, stating firmly on Instagram that he would always be there for his wife.

‘This is just nonsense,’ he said of marriage split rumours. ‘What matters is family and my wife is my only one left, so if she needs me, I’m always going to be there. My wife Cheryl is my priority, nothing else. If she needs me on X Factor I will be there like I always did in the past.’

But it did little to dispel the rumours of a split that have been gaining pace, with the couple not being seen in public together since Ant and Dec’s 40th birthday bash in October.

Let’s hope he’s just too busy Christmas shopping for Chezza…