The singer is apparently preparing to move out of the million-pound mansion she shares with husband Ashley
Cheryl Cole has reportedly started house hunting, as she prepares to move out of the Surrey mansion she shares with cheating husband Ashley.
According to reports, the singer has already looked at a couple of luxury properties, after telling close friends that her marital home holds too many painful memories.
‘Cheryl does not want the separation to be a long drawn-out affair,’ says an inside source.
‘She wants to find somewhere quickly so she can regain stability and become settled once more.’
‘If she can’t find somewhere she likes, she’ll consider rented accommodation in the short term,’ they added.
It is rumoured that Cheryl may ask her wayward husband to buy her half of the £3.5 million ‘Hurtmore House’ mansion they share.
The news is not likely to please Ashley, who recently proclaimed: ‘My life has been ruined‘ – following the couple’s split.
Friends of the footballer claim that although he’s been spotted without his engagement ring, he’s still clinging to the hope that his wife might take him back.
But with news of Cheryl’s apparent plans to move out, it’s looking less and less likely.
‘It’s a real shame, because Cheryl loved that place,’ says the source. ‘But her memories have been soured by what’s gone on.’