Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to be granted 'quickie' divorce
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and her estranged husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini are set to be granted a quickie divorce on Thursday (20.10.16) morning.
The 33-year-old singer and the restaurateur split in August last year following just 18 months of marriage and, after months of being at loggerheads over finances, it's believed they will be handed a decree nisi - an order by a court stating the date on which a marriage will end unless a good reason not to grant a divorce is produced - within minutes of the hearing starting at the Central Family Court in London today.
The 'Call My Name' hitmaker nor the French hunk are expected to attend the hearing in the English capital, although it's thought they've already agreed the terms of their divorce, which will see Cheryl keep all of her estimated £20 million fortune.
The divorce papers have been going back and forth between both parties after Jean-Bernard - also known as JB - reportedly refused to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The 35-year-old hunk was said to be unhappy that the star was trying make him sign a contract, which will "never" allow him to defend himself against any false claims.
A source said: "JB has moved on, it's been a really tough year for him with his father dying, leaving him the only remaining member of his family.
"Then there is getting divorced and being bound by a confidentially agreement, which means he can never defend himself or clarify any false reports."
The estranged couple tied the knot on Macaroni Beach in Mustique on July 7, 2014, following just three months of dating after meeting at the Cannes Film Festival.
A few months after they split, Cheryl began dating One Direction star Liam Payne, 23, and the loved-up pair are now said to be expecting their first child together.
A source said recently: "Last year was a terrible year and she's a completely different person now. She's relieved she can finally move on with her life."