Cheryl and Ashley Cole have had a secret meeting at the Surrey mansion they shared until their split last February.
According to a report in News of the World, Ashley misses his ex-wife and is desperate for reconciliation after getting “positive signals” from the Promise This singer.
A friend told the tabloid that the footballer got in touch with Cheryl to thank her for not being nasty in her interview with Piers Morgan last October. “The key thing that led to contact being restored was the interview. He feared another bucketload of s**t after all the media criticism. But Cheryl only spoke of love and tenderness. She couldn't have been nicer.”
Since then, Ashley has been in regular contact with The X Factor star and, according to the report, asked her on a date last week, though she didn’t go through with it because she didn’t want them to be photographed together. “Ashley is not stupid. He has been getting some positive signals from Cheryl and has been responding to them.”
The source added that she is wary of a reconciliation and how it would affect her career, particularly her plans to break America. “Cheryl's career has gone from strength to strength since she left Ashley. Any proper reconciliation would be career suicide,” the friend is quoted as saying.
On a more positive note, Chezza has told her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding that she’d like to help her pick her wedding dress. Sarah got engaged to boyfriend Tom Crane on New Year’s Day. “I'd love to help Sarah find her wedding dress,” she said, adding, "I don't know if I'll be a bridesmaid as she hasn't made any decisions yet."