Jean-Bernard's wife reflects on first marriage
The singer split from footballer Ashley, 33, in 2010 following allegations that he’d been unfaithful to her but their four-year union was generally quite harmonious.
‘There was no horribleness. Apart from what happened at the end,’ says Cheryl, 31.
‘My marriage wasn’t bad. I wasn’t tret [treated] badly. I wasn’t a victim. We weren’t arguing. Nothing like that.
‘It was just weakness on his behalf. Which is unfortunate. But. It happens.’
Cheryl, who recently got hitched for a second time to French love Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, managed to learn some positive lessons from the bad outcome of her marriage to Ashley.
‘You know what I also realised these past years? I refuse to let somebody else’s s**tty behaviour change me fundamentally,’ Chezza tells The Times Magazine.
‘So because you treat me like s**t, I’m not going to become bitter and twisted.
‘I’m going to remain the person I am, with the values and beliefs that I had, and let you deal with your s**t.’