Cheryl Cole facing £22m divorce battle

Following an official split statement released yesterday, Cheryl’s already set the ball rolling on divorce

After officially announcing her split from Ashley Cole yesterday, Cheryl’s now facing a £22 million divorce battle.

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The star had been hiding out in LA during the past week, but jetted back to Britain yesterday to face the music.

Just hours after she arrived back at her Surrey pad, Cheryl’s management released an official statement confirming a split from her husband.

READ THE FULL SPLIT STATEMENT HERE

And now Cheryl faces a mammoth divorce battle over the couple’s £22 million fortune.

Legally, the star is entitled to half of everything, despite being the lower earner.

Ashley is worth a reported £14 million, pocketing a high salary from Chelsea football club, as well as lucrative advertising deals from Adidas and revenue from his company Kenzie.

Meanwhile, Cheryl had made more than £5 million from her singing career, as well as raking in a reported £6 million in advertising deals and her X Factor salary.

But the pair will still have to hammer out an agreement over who gets to keep their impressive home, and chihuahuas Buster and Coco.

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Cheryl was last night believed to be holed up at home, refusing all visitors and even the company of her mum, Joan.

But after taking time out, it’s rumoured the songstress could even consider a move to the States to take up a spot on the US X Factor.

‘Cheryl is nobody’s fool,’ said one insider. ‘She is determined to knuckle down now and focus on her career.’

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