What You Need To Know About Cheryl Cole's Husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

14 July 2014 by

Erm.. so Cheryl Cole got married last week. Yup, the singer and 'X Factor' judge headed down the aisle with her French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in a secret ceremony on a beach in the West Indies. The pair have had a whirlwind romance, hooking up three months ago and moving in together just six weeks later. 

Cheryl revealed the big news by sharing a snap of her wedding ring on Instagram last night. She captioned the picture: '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.'

But - who is Jean-Bernard? Here's 8 things you need to know.

1. He's French

He splits his time between the French Riviera and St Barts. Glam.

2. He runs Cosy Box

It's a luxe pop-up restaurant held at glam events around the world - including Cannes Film Festival. Famous guests include Jared Leto and Paris Hilton.

3. His business partner is called Francky Twister

Yup, Francky Twister.

4. He's a hashtag fan..

Sharing a snap of himself and Cheryl on the Cosy Box Instagram, he wrote: '“#gorgeous @ladyccole at @cosybox #lastnight #amazing #stunning #partying #party #goodtimes #crazy #elegant'

5. And a big ol' romantic

Apparently he bought Cheryl 310 red roses for her 31st birthday.

6. He studied in New York

In a profile by the New York Times, he was described as a university student ‘who summers on the Riviera, spends winter vacations in St. Barts’ and took a year off just to party. 

7. He's super supportive

He was in Edinburgh last week to support her as she filmed her return to the X Factor judging panel.

8. He's 'impulsive'

A source says: 'Their relationship has really hotted up, and he's a very impulsive guy. To people who don't know him it might seem rushed but he's a passionate Frenchman - he wears his heart on his sleeve.'

GALLERY >> Cheryl's Relationship History In Pictures

September 2004

During the early Girls Aloud days, Cheryl meets footballer Ashley Cole. The pair are spotted out and about at a number of swanky showbiz parties.

June 2005

Less than a year later, Ashley takes Cheryl on a swanky trip to Dubai where he promptly proposes.

July 2006

Almost exactly a year since getting engaged, Chez and Ashley tie the knot in a ceremony in North London. They reportedly sold their wedding photographs for a cool £1million.

January 2008

Uh oh. Less than two years into the marriage, things hit the rocks when hairdresser Aimee Walton claims to have slept with the footballer behind his wife’s back. Cheryl later spends Valentine’s Day with her bandmates in Thailand.

February 2010

Two years on and four more women come forward claiming to have slept with Ashley. On February 23rd, Cheryl announces to the world that the couple have split and she files for divorce.


Cheryl is rumoured to be dating dancer Derek Hough. Although neither of them confirmed their relationship at the time, Derek later revealed that they did indeed date. It is thought to be Mr Hough who helped the star get over Ashley.


Cheryl starts dating her backing dancer, Tre Holloway (she only fancies dancers FYI).

October 2013

Cheryl and Tre split, but the pair remain friends. Tre later tweeted about the break-up, thanking Cheryl’s fans (aka: soliders) for their support. Aww bless.

May 2014

Cheryl meets Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versin who works in the luxury restaurant business whilst in Cannes for the film festival.

July 2014

Cheryl announces she married Jean-Bernard on 7th July 2014. 'We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together,' she trilled on Instagram. Whoop!


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