Derek Hough "Dumps" Cheryl Cole Over Ashley
Reports claim that Chezza & Dezza have split! Find out more here...
Derek's stepfather, Aaron Nelson, has since confirmed that Chezza and Dezza are over, telling the Sunday Mirror: "It's sad - but it was just not working out. Derek just wants to move on with his life."
Despite the Promise This hitmaker crediting Derek for "saving her life" after she contracted malaria while on holiday with him in Tanzania, the pair are said to have grown apart following Hough's move to Toronto to shoot his debut movie, Cobu 3D.
Cheryl's "reclusive" life-style is also said to have played a part in the break-up, following reports that when in LA, the 27-year old preferred to stay in her hotel room.
Speaking of his decision to ditch the gorgeous Geordie, Derek allegedly told a pal: "I love that girl with all my heart, but I just can’t do it any more."
"I have done everything I can to pick Cheryl up. But every time I am with her she refuses to leave her room for days and days."
The Mirror claims he added: "It’s not healthy behaviour and doesn’t make for a healthy relationship. It’s tough but I have to leave Cheryl and get on with my life."