Cheryl Cole "Still Has Feelings For Ashley"
Despite her romance with Derek Hough, Chezza "still loves" Cole...
Previous reports also claimed that Ashley was "close to tears" after seeing snaps of Cheryl and Derek kissing while celebrating NYE in South Africa, suggesting that he also still has feelings for the Parachute hitmaker.
A source told the mag: "Something seems to have changed between Cheryl and Ashley. It's taken a while, but she did wish him a happy New Year when Derek had gone out. The emotions are still very much there between them."
"Ashley asked Cheryl straight out if she was in love with Derek, and she told him she has feelings for Derek, but they're taking things slowly. That's when she said she'd never love anyone the way she loves Ashley."
The source added: "Derek found himself spending the whole of New Year's Day supporting her and trying to cheer her up. He had to virtually force Cheryl out of the villa for a walk along the beach, which they took in silence."
A friend of the Dancing With The Stars performer also revealed to the publication: "Derek seems to be a very patient man. He really wants things to work out with Cheryl, so he's sticking around."
While The X Factor judge may still have feelings for Ash, Now magazine has reported that as well as the rumoured £10,000 bracelet he brought Cheryl for Christmas, Derek also gave The Flood singer a commitment ring, which she was seen wearing on her engagement ring finger.
Chezza and Dezza, who were snapped "getting intimate" of the balcony of their villa in Cape Town's exclusive Camps Bay, are said to have shared a "tiny" apartment for 12-days during their South African break.
A neighbour, who was staying nearby to the pair, told The Mirror: "They had the time of their lives. It was quite something to see them on the dancefloor. Derek knows his job is to keep Cheryl happy, and he seemed to be doing that."