After months of negotiations, Cheryl and JB's 18-month marriage is done and dusted
The pair – who were married on a beach in Mustique on 7 July 2014 after knowing each other for just 12 weeks – have been granted a Decree Nisi in 14 seconds meaning that their divorce is underway and that their marriage will be 100% over in a matter of weeks, when the court grants the Decree Absolute.
A spokesperson for the singer confirmed the news, explaining: ‘Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have today obtained Decree Nisi in their divorce proceedings.
‘No further comment will be made and they ask for their privacy to be respected.’
We’re told neither Cheryl , 33, and restaurant entrepreneur JB, 35, were present at the court in Holborn, London where the papers where processed.
Both parties are believed to have agreed the terms of separation after months of negations, with Cheryl set to keep all of her estimated £20million fortune.
Since splitting nearly year ago both JB and Cheryl have moved on with new people. While JB has kept any new romances under the radar, Cheryl has entered into one of the most high-profile relationships to date by hooking up with 23-year-old One Direction star Liam Payne.
Since the pair got together back in December 2015 their relationship seems to have gone from strength to strength and now the rumour mill is in overdrive that her and Liam could be expecting a child together.
Neither Cheryl or Liam have commented on the reports, but fans went into overdrive when Cheryl stepped out in Paris a few weeks ago showing off a small belly.
Phew! We bet Liam Payne is having a nice, cold celebratory beers as we speak!
The singer is currently in LA recording new music, while Cheryl is thought to be in the UK.
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