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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is in 'process' of changing surname

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is in 'process' of changing surname

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is in the "process" of changing her name.

The 33-year-old pop star finalised her divorce from her second husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini last month in a quickie court hearing and now she's keen to drop his double-barrelled surname as soon as possible.

Her representative told the MailOnline: "It is in the process of being changed."

Although she's going down the various channels to lose the surname, it's not yet known whether she will revert back to her maiden name Tweedy, which she used until she married her first husband, soccer player Ashley Cole in 2006.

Cheryl's desperation to drop the French restauranteur's surname comes just days after she hinted at a return to the music scene in a reply to a concerned fan on Twitter.

The follower said: "I'm actually really nervous that we won't ever get Cheryl music again," to which the 'I Don't Care' hitmaker cheekily replied: "Don't be."

However, it's thought her music comeback will have to be put on hold for a little while as it's believed she's expecting a baby with her boyfriend Liam Payne.

The loved-up duo haven't commented on speculation surrounding their relationship or the possibility of them becoming parents, but Cheryl's former 'X Factor' boss Simon Cowell added fuel to the fire when he said she'd make a great mother because she's a "natural" with his two-year-old son Eric.

He said at the time: "I guess that is what happens when you are with someone. Cheryl would be an amazing mum. I have seen her with my son Eric and other kids over the years and she is incredible. She is very good with them."

Cheryl and Liam - who have a 10-year age gap between them - have been the hot topic of conversation since they struck up a relationship in December as their romance came just a few months after she split from Jean-Bernard.

However, now that her marriage with the French hunk has been officially dissolved under the eyes of the law, it's believed the 23-year-old heartthrob is keen to pop the question to Cheryl and has even splashed out on the perfect ring.

A source said recently: "He bought the rings weeks ago."