Cheryl Cole's ex-husband Ashley Cole says he's in a happy place

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Ashley Cole isn’t bothered by the ‘love rat’ tag he’s received since splitting from Cheryl Cole.

The Chelsea footballer says he’s only interested in what his loved ones think of him.  

‘What people think about off-the-field stuff – they don’t know me,’ Ashley, 30, told Radio 5 Live.

‘People that know me know I’m not that kind of guy.  

‘As long as my family, manager and team-mates are happy, then I’ll be happy.

‘Other things – you just got to get on with it. It happens in life. I’m here to play football and that’s it.’

The X Factor judge Cheryl, 27, split from Ashley, 29, in February after he allegedly cheated on her with a string of women. 

The Girls Aloud star was granted a divorce in September.

Ashley has since been linked to ex-lapdancer Sarah Purnell.

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