Cheryl And Jean-Bernard Are Officially Divorced, And It’s A Pretty Crap Deal For Him

The final confirmation comes after 'months of negotiations.'

Cheryl And JB

After nine months of waiting, Cheryl’s divorce from Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has finally been agreed.

The pair officially split back in January, but their divorce settlement was delayed by a number of factors, among them financial discussions and Jean-Bernard’s reported refusal to agree to a ‘gagging order’ forbidding him to speak publicly about his marriage to Cheryl. This morning a rep for Cheryl confirmed that the couple had indeed begun the last set of steps to finalise their divorce, and made it clear there would be no further public discussion on the issue from either party.

“Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have today obtained Decree Nisi in their divorce proceedings. No further comment will be made and they ask for their privacy to be respected,” a member of Cheryl’s team told The Mirror. The 33-year-old is currently dating One Direction’s Liam Payne, with whom it’s strongly rumoured she is expecting her first child.

Cheryl And Liam 2

As for Jean-Bernard, a source told Now last night that there was “no financial settlement” in the divorce, meaning no spousal support for either party.

“JB is not going to be paid any money by Cheryl,” the insider emphasised. “Lots of wild figures have been thrown about, but that is the truth, as the documents will show.”

Whether the delay in negotiations was linked to demands for money on Jean Bernard’s part is unclear, but whatever issue was causing the delay was finally put to bed about two months ago, according to the source.

As for her surname, the singer won’t be going back to “Tweedy,” and has yet to officially drop the “Fernandez-Versini” from her name. Cheryl Payne has a nice ring to it though, right? Just sayin’…