Nicola Roberts Defends Cheryl Cole's Marriage
Girls Aloud pal has said that Chezza is "happier than ever" on Instagram, while reports claim the Geordie babe is planning to use her married name from now on...
Chezza stunned the world yesterday (July 14) with the news that she and her French boyfriend secretly tied the knot on July 7 after three months of dating, with reports suggesting the nuptials took place on a beach in Mustique with just four guests.
Posting a snap of her wedding rings - rumoured to have cost a cool £300,000 - the gorgeous Geordie wrote: "I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news...
"Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14.. We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together.."
After facing some criticism that she may have rushed into the marriage, BFF Nicola took to Instagram to post a quote which read: "You can be in a relationship for two years and feel nothing; you can be in a relationship for 2 months and feel everything. Time is not a measure of quality; or infatuation, or of love."
She then dedicated the post to Cheryl and her new hubby, writing: "For the Versinis', but mostly for her, who is happier than ever. Love. xo."
GA pals Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle and Sarah Harding are yet to comment on Chezza's shock wedding, while X Factor’s executive producer Mark Sidaway said on Twitter: “Congrats to Cheryl and JB. Met him at the Newcastle auditions. Top fella. We shared a Chinese take away as he tried to teach Louis (Walsh) French.”
Friends have since claimed that the pair have been dating for six months and not three as first thought, with The Mirror reporting that Chez knew him from a few years ago.
Meanwhile, after the 31-year old star changed her Twitter name from @CherylCole to @CherylOfficial yesterday, reports have claimed that Cheryl is planning to ditch her surname Cole for good.
The Crazy Stupid Love singer has been using the moniker despite divorcing first husband Ashley Cole in 2010 - with the tabloid adding she will now be known by her married name Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
It is thought the brunette babe will even tell X Factor producers that she wants to be known by this name when the series kicks off next month.
We think Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has a rather nice ring to it…