Cheryl Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini marry in private wedding ceremony nearly eclipsed by World Cup final

The X Factor judge marries Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

Ella Alexander
Tuesday 15 July 2014 14:50 BST
Women have been desperate to possess dimples like Cheryl Cole's
Women have been desperate to possess dimples like Cheryl Cole's (Getty Images)

Cheryl Cole has secretly married her French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after just three months.

In a well-timed announcement that meant the singer’s wedding was nearly completely eclipsed by the World Cup final, the X Factor presenter shared a picture of her engagement and wedding ring on her Instagram page yesterday.

The two were married in a low-key ceremony on the island of Mustique on 7 July, reportedly attended by only four guests. It would seem Simon Cowell’s invite must have got lost in the post.

Fernandez-Versini, 33, is an entrepreneur and runs a pop-up restaurant business and reportedly divides him time between St Barts and the French Riviera.

In 2002, he was included in a New York Times feature, headlined A New Eurofestation – about a group of “hard partying jet-setters” known to New Yorkers as ‘Eurotrash’. He studied business administration at New York University and, according to the New York Times, took a gap year “just to party”. His parents footed the bill, naturally.

As a 21-year-old he had a penchant for fashion and every autumn would travel to Monaco to buy his new wardrobe, before heading to New York and Paris Fashion Week. In other observations, he has a touch of the Richard Bacon about him.

Cole divorced first husband Ashley Cole in 2010, after a four-year marriage.

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