Ashley facing defeat after Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole start speaking again

Ashley Cole is reported to be selling his and Chery Cole‘s £3.5m marital home near Godalming in Surrey.

Ashley wants to completely start again. Staying in that house brings back bad memories,’ a source tells The People.

‘He no longer wants to live there because he needs a clean break.

‘He wants to be talked about for his football, not his private life. He wants to live a more low-key life.’

Ashley, 30, fears he’ll never win Cheryl back now because the former X Factor judge has patched up her relationship with mentor Simon Cowell, 51.

Ashley‘s aware that Simon‘s a huge influence on Cheryl,’ says Now’s source.

‘She’s always respected his opinion and he helped her get over her marriage split.

‘He’s fully aware that Simon isn’t his biggest fan.

Cheryl and Ashley Cole

Read the full story about Ashley and Cheryl Cole in Now magazine dated 15 August 2011 – out now!

Now cover 15 August 2011

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