Since their split, Cheryl and estranged husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have remained pretty quiet about the breakdown of their marriage. Until now.
JB has spoken out for the first time about his split from the former Girls Aloud star, as we’ve all watched her and Liam Payne’s romance develop over the past two months. And he dropped a big bombshell.
‘It’s been a tough year, I’m trying to move on’, JB told The Mirror. ‘I’ll never think badly of her. She is a great girl.’
The French restaurant owner added that he didn’t even know who Cheryl was when they first met, which kind of surprised us.
‘I fell in love, what could I do?’ he said. ‘I didn’t know Cheryl was famous when I met her. I was having a party at my house in South Africa and she turned up, but I didn’t know who she was. I always go for very beautiful women.’
Yep, we can see how she ticked that box.
And there was something else – JB’s seeing someone new, too. Yep, turns out it’s not just Cheryl who’s moved on.
‘I’m still a married man, but there is someone else,’ he admitted. Ooh.
But despite being linked with both Vanessa Perroncel, a friend of Cheryl’s, and Pamela Anderson, JB was quick to clear both of those rumours up.
‘I’m not going out with Vanessa, I’ve known her for ten years and she has a boyfriend. Me and Pamela are good friends. She is a great girl. We were also with Paris Hilton that night. Just because you are out with someone, doesn’t mean you are in a relationship’, he added.
It was a pretty pleasant interview, especially considering JB’s camp reportedly accused Cheryl of cheating on him with Liam last month. Hmm.
At least he’s found the maturity to be civil now, eh?