Cheryl Cole 'happier than ever' after marriage, says Nicola Roberts

Published Tuesday, Jul 15 2014, 09:44 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts has defended Cheryl Cole's shock marriage to boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after just a few months of dating.

Fans were slightly stunned when 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer Cheryl, 31, announced this week that she'd married her French beau following a whirlwind romance.

Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts, Pride of Britain Awards held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals.
London, England - 08.11.10


But her best friend and former bandmate Nicola has been quick to back the nuptials, posting a sweet quote to Instagram about love at first sight.

The quote posted read: "You can be in a relationship for two years and feel nothing; you can be in a relationship for two months and feel everything. Time is not a measure of quality; of infatuation, or of love."

Nicola added: "For the Versinis, but mostly for her, who is happier than ever."

She's the first of the Girls Aloud gang to publicly comment on Cheryl and Jean-Bernard's secret wedding, which took place on the sunshine island of Mustique on 7 July.

Cheryl Cole and rumoured new boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, 18 May 2014

© Instagram / cosybox

Cheryl and Jean-Bernard tied the knot in front of just four guests, including their mothers, but only made the news public this week.

In a message to fans, newlywed Cheryl said: "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."

The other guests at the wedding were Cheryl's assistant Lily England and Jean-Bernard's best man, who is yet to be identified.

This is Cheryl's second marriage. She was previously wed to footballer Ashley Cole, but that fell apart after he was accused of cheating on her.

Cheryl decided to keep Cole as her surname following her divorce, rather than reverting to Tweedy, but has sparked speculation she will adopt her new husband's surname after ditching Cole from her Twitter and Instagram handles.

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