Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's husband Jean Bernard has posted a cryptic Instagram comment in the wake of reports that the pop star has filed for divorce, citing 'irreconcilable differences'. Sharing a picture of himself alone, the French businessman wrote: "To be continued ...if You Think You Know , You ain't (got) no idea but be my guest keep on talking!"
Cheryl and Jean Bernard in May 2015
A few days earlier he also posted a comment, saying: "Mean people don't bother me a bit. Mean people who disguise themselves as nice people bother me a whole lot.
"Don't come for me unless I send for you."
The former Girls Aloud singer has not yet commented on the split, apart from posting an uncaptioned selfie of herself blowing a kiss.
Meanwhile, it is thought that her X Factor family are rallying round her. The Mirror reports that the Geordie beauty is being supported by Simon Cowell following reports over the weekend that her 18-month marriage has broken down.
The paper quotes a source as saying: "He cares for her a great deal and has been in contact even while on holiday to make sure she is coping."
The couple at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015
The couple married in a romantic secret wedding on 7 July, 2014 – three months after meeting in Cannes. There were just a handful of guests as the bride and groom, both dressed in white, exchanged vows on a beach in Mustique just as the sun was setting.
The Mirror reported: "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."
"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 last time they were seen together was when JB joined Cheryl at Ant and Dec's joint 40th birthday party in October.
However, there had been question marks over their union in the last few months given his absences, at key moments for Cheryl, most notably the Pride of Britain awards and the Music Industry Trusts gala honouring her boss Simon.
The star soldiered on, putting on a brave face during the X Factor live shows. She was seen showing off some wicked dance moves with her act Reggie n Bollie and also supporting 4th Impact, who described her as "their big sister".