Cheryl Cole appears on the X Factor without wedding ring and friends talk of marriage problems.
Cheryl Cole sparked rumours of a split from her husband, Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole, by not wearing her wedding ring on Saturday night’s X Factor.
On Saturday and on Sunday’s results show Cheryl appeared without her £16,000 wedding ring. The diamond ring was a replacement for the original wedding ring, which Cheryl took off last year after Ashley allegedly had an affair with with single mother, Aimee Walton.
Sources close to the show said that Cheryl just forgot to put it back on after washing her hands. But Cheryl spends weeks planning her outfits very carefully, right down to what nail polish she wears.
Friends of the singer have been reported as saying the marriage is doomed and that Cheryl has never really forgiven Ashley for his infidelity. Speaking to The Daily Mail, a friend said, ‘The truth is the marriage is over, even if neither of them wants to confront it. They still have the occasional moment of fun but they both know, particularly Cheryl, that this isn’t going to be forever.’
‘The pattern of their relationship seems to be that she achieves something, he goes off in a sulk and she spends the next three or four days massaging his ego and building him up again,’ said the friend. ‘He can be petulant, pouty and vain.’
Ashley, 28, has spent more than £250,000 on jewellery for Cheryl in a bid to win her trust back. Will she be wearing her wedding band on this weeks X Factor?