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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini 'refused marriage counselling'

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini 'refused marriage counselling'

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini refused to undergo counselling with her estranged husband.

The 'Fight For This Love' singer reportedly turned down Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini's pleas to try and save their year-long marriage and instead offered a financial settlement to officially end their union quickly.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "JB wanted to pull out all the stops to make the marriage work.

"Cheryl had clearly given up on him but he tried to persuade her to go to counselling sessions with him.

"When she offered money to smooth things over, he refused. JB was never interested in Cheryl's money. He just fancied her like crazy."

Cheryl and Jean-Bernard - who married in a secret ceremony in July 2014 - officially split last December and the 32-year-old beauty is now dating One Direction hunk Liam Payne, 23.

It was previously claimed that the 'Crazy Stupid Love' hitmaker - who was also previously wed to soccer star Ashley Cole - had begun dating Liam before her marriage ended, but insiders insisted she and Jean-Bernard had split several months before she filed for divorce.

A source said recently: "There was absolutely no overlap with Cheryl and Liam. Cheryl and JB broke up in August and that's when he moved out. They both agreed to go to [friends] Ant and Dec's party [in October] as friends so that they could bat away the attention. Cheryl is the one that wanted a divorce and she is desperate for it to go ahead."