Chelsea footballer Ashley will have to win Joan around, too, if he stands any chance

Love rat Ashley Cole is trying hard to mend his relationship with Cheryl, 27, but he’s far from welcome back in to the family fold!

Cheryl Cole‘s mum Joan, 51, has not forgiven him for breaking her daughter’s heart.

Joan really liked Ashley before he did what he did to Cheryl,’ says Now’s exclusive source.

‘But she thinks people like him will never change and he’d just cheat on her again.’

Ashley definitely has his work cut out for him.

Cheryl still has feelings for him and did love him deeply, but not even a romantic proposal in Dubai would make up for what he’s done to her,’ explains our insider.

‘She was devastated by his betrayal, but now she’s stronger.

‘I’m sure he’d go back in a flash if she wanted him to and I’m not surprised he’s going to go to such lengths to win her back, but I think it’s all in vain.

‘I know people think Cheryl‘s relationship with Derek Hough‘s a sham, but I’ve met him and seen them together and I think that she’s really happy with him.

‘He’s a lovely lad – a real gentleman – and there’s no doubt he cares deeply for her.I just hope she moves forward, not backwards.

‘Going back to Ash would infuriate the whole family – especially Joan, who’s worked so hard at getting Cheryl back on track after his disgusting treatment of her.’

Read the full story about Cheryl and Ashley Cole in Now magazine dated 4 April 2011- out now! 

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