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Cheryl's divorce finalised

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Cheryl's divorce finalised

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has confirmed she has divorced her estranged husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

The former couple were granted a quickie divorce on Thursday (20.10.16) morning after the judge at the Central Family Court in London handed them a decree nisi, which is a court order confirming the date on which a marriage will end.

A representative for Cheryl said in a statement: "Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have today obtained Decree Nisi in their divorce proceedings. No further comment will be made and they ask for their privacy to be respected."

It is thought that neither the 33-year-old star or the restaurateur were at the court to hear the decision today.

The estranged couple are said to have a reached an agreement two months ago about how to split their personal effects but it is thought there hasn't been any financial settlement.

A source told Now magazine: "This has been the result of months of negotiations, but Cheryl and JB reached an agreement two months ago. And there has been no financial settlement. Lots of wild figures have been thrown about, but that is the truth, as the documents will show.

"JB is not going to be paid any money by Cheryl. She will not officially change her name straightaway because that takes time, and there are other things she needs to think about first."

The couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony on Macaroni Beach in Mustique in July 2014, just three months after they started dating.

Cheryl is now in a relationship with Liam Payne, 23, and she is thought to be expecting her first child with the One Direction star.

A source said previously: "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."