Cheryl's estranged husband says that he's trying to move on

So we know that Cheryl’s been in a pretty great place in the months since her marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini – and that place has mostly been in the arms of boyfriend Liam Payne.

And now the dust has well and truly settled since the announcement of ‘Chiam’, Jean-Bernard has finally spoken up about his life without Cheryl.

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After staying tight-lipped for most of 2016, the restaurateur has broken his silence about his estranged wife, and though it’s been a ‘tough’ road, it seems as if there’s no bad blood between them – how nice!

‘It’s been a tough year, I’m trying to move on,’ the 35-year-old Frenchman told The Mirror. ‘I’ll never think badly of her. She is a great girl.

‘I’m still a married man, but there is someone else.’

Though he hasn’t publicly named the new lady in his life, he has been linked by some  to Cheryl’s former friend Vanessa Perroncel. Also, it looks as if he’s established a fun friendship with none other than Pamela Anderson – the two were seen having a great time partying in Cannes on Sunday (15th May). However, JB has made it very clear that he’s merely friends with both…

Mandatory Credit: Photo by SIMON DECLEVES/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock (5684695d) Pamela Anderson with Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini Celebrities at VIP Room, Cannes Film Festival, France - 15 May 2016

Pamela Anderson with Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini at Cannes Film Festival

‘I’m not going out with Vanessa, I’ve known her for 10 years and she has a boyfriend. Me and Pamela are good friends. She is a great girl. We were also with Paris Hilton that night. Just because you are out with someone, doesn’t mean you are in a relationship.’

Fair enough! And JBFV was just as frank when talking about how he fell for Cheryl. After a speedy romance, Cheryl wed JB on the Caribbean island of St Vincent in July 2014 – but when they met, he apparently had no clue who she was!

‘I fell in love, what could I do? I didn’t know Cheryl was famous when I met her.

‘I was having a party at my house in South Africa and she turned up, but I didn’t know who she was. I always go for very beautiful women.’

So at least we know that about Jean-Bernard’s new love!

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