Girls Aloud star puts on a brave face after showdown with Ashley Cole

Cheryl Cole arrived at the Brit Awards last night without her wedding ring.

The heartbroken singer – still horrified by claims husband Ashley cheated on her with several blondes – had originally planned not to see to her spouse before the ceremony,

But after flying back from LA yesterday afternoon, she had a change of heart and allowed him an hour of her time, meeting him at the Royal Kensington Gardens Hotel in West London.

‘Cole knew this was his last chance, but he still hasn’t been forgiven,’ an insider tells The Sun. ‘Just a couple of hours before the Brits they had a showdown and Cheryl was a wreck.

‘All the recovering she has done in the last 3 weeks was blown away by seeing Ashley again.’

Despite her anguish, Cheryl turned up at Earl’s Court looking fab in a skimpy yellow frock – and without her wedding band.

Meanwhile, Girls Aloud bandmate Nadine Coyle failed to turn up after reportedly losing her passport, preventing her from flying home with the girls.

The group narrowly missed out on being named Best British Band – the award went to The Arctic Monkeys.

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