London: Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is to divorce husband and restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after 18 months of marriage due to “irreconcilable differences”.
“The X Factor” judge has begun formal legal proceedings by filing paperwork, reports mirror.co.uk.
“In the end, Cheryl realised she had married too soon and had been swept away by a bit of a whirlwind romance. Over time it became clear to each of them that they were very different people and from very different worlds,” said a source.
“They are now focusing on making sure they stay friends. The divorce is amicable and they have both said they will always be there for each other,” the source added.
The pair were last seen together in public in October last year at the joint 40th birthday party for “I’m A Celeb” hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
The duo got married in July 2014.