Cheryl to file for divorce 'this week'

Cheryl Cole is set to file for divorce this week.

Cheryl Cole is set to file for divorce this week.

The 'Fight for This Love' singer is apparently desperate to end her marriage to her soccer player spouse Ashley Cole - who has allegedly cheated on her with several other women - as soon as possible and is adamant she doesn't want any of his money.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Cheryl has turned a corner and is now ready to move on. But she doesn't want a messy divorce - it must be as quick and as amicable as possible.

"She's not looking to profit and was never with him for his money. She doesn't want a penny from him.

"She's spent weeks now yo-yoing, not knowing whether to take Ashley back, but she is ready to get on with her life and realises divorce is the only way forward."

It is believed Cheryl has met with divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton - who has previously represented Britain's Prince Charles and Paul McCartney - over recent weeks.

However, other reports claim that although Cheryl knows her marriage is over, she will wait six months before starting "formal proceedings".

It has been claimed she will wait until this year's World Cup soccer tournament - which Ashley is expected to take part in, providing his broken ankle has healed - has finished.

Another source said: "She's going to take a few months before she starts any formal proceedings. That will be after the World Cup and it will give Ashley a bit of reprieve."

Cheryl announced she was separating from the sportsman through twitter on February 23.

At the time, her PR company tweeted: "Cheryl Cole is separating from her husband Ashley Cole. Cheryl asks the media to respect her privacy during this difficult time."

However, it has been revealed the 26-year-old star altered this statement at the last minute, in case she decided to give her marriage another go.

The original draft reportedly read: "Cheryl Cole has announced the end of her marriage to Ashley Cole. Great efforts have been made to make the marriage work but they have failed."

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