Cheryl’s Ex Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini OPENS UP About Split

Published on May 18, 2016

CHERYL’s estranged husband JEAN-BERNARD FERNANDEZ-VERSINI bears no grudge against the British pop star, despite their acrimonious love split.

Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

The restaurateur, 35, and Cheryl, 32, separated last October (15), but are still in the process of finalising their divorce.

In the wake of their split, and the subsequent revelation his ex and One Direction star Liam Payne were an item, Jean-Bernard criticised the former Girls Aloud singer on social media, alleging she had been unfaithful. Representatives for the Call My Name musician denied his accusation.

He now insists that he has also moved on by dating again and still thinks highly of Cheryl despite their marriage failing.

“It’s been a tough year, I’m trying to move on,” he tells Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “I’ll never think badly of her. She is a great girl.”

The French entrepreneur adds, “I’m still a married man, but there is someone else.”

Jean-Bernard and Cheryl married in July 2014 after a whirlwind three-month romance, and he says he was instantly smitten although he was also unaware of her celebrity status.

“I fell in love, what could I do? I didn’t know Cheryl was famous when I met her,” he explains. “I was having a party at my house in South Africa and she turned up, but I didn’t know who she was. I always go for very beautiful women.”

However their romance turned sour soon after their marriage and she filed for divorce in January (16).

Cheryl Fernandez Versini

Cheryl made her red carpet debut with her new beau Liam in Cannes, France, last week (beg09May16), but it was Jean-Bernard who stole the headlines at the prestigious movie event after he was seen with Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.

He insists that the Canadian-American actress is not his mystery new woman, adding, “Me and Pamela are good friends. She is a great girl. We were also with Paris Hilton that night. Just because you are out with someone, doesn’t mean you are in a relationship.”