Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini (born 30 June 1983 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) known as Cheryl Cole, is an English recording artist, dancer, and television personality.
She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Cole had won a place as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud. The group's line-up remained the same throughout their history and during that time the group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles in the United Kingdom (including four number one singles) and six platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and earned five BRIT Award nominations from 2005 to 2010.
In 2009, Girls Aloud won "Best Single" with their song "The Promise". In early 2013, Girls Aloud announced that they had split up. Cole embarked on a solo career and released her first solo studio album 3 Words (2009), the album became a commercial success and spawned three successful singles including the lead single from the album, "Fight for This Love," which debuted at number one on the UK charts, becoming the best selling single of the year. 2010 saw the release of Cole's second studio album Messy Little Raindrops, which produced two singles, the first being "Promise This" which also debuted at number one.
Cole released her third solo album A Million Lights on 18 June 2012, with lead single "Call My Name" becoming her third number one single. Only Human was released in 2014 and spawned two singles "Crazy Stupid Love" and "I Don't Care". Both singles went to number one in the UK and made Cole the only British female to have five number ones in the UK. Cole has become a recognised and photographed style icon; referred to as a fashionista by the press.
She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, while becoming the new face of cosmetic company L'Oréal. Cole was married to England footballer Ashley Cole from July 2006 until September 2010, when she divorced him following the announcement of their separation earlier that year. Cole became a judge on the UK version of The X Factor in 2008, becoming the winning judge twice out of the three series she judged.
In 2011, Cole left the UK version of The X Factor to judge the American version. However, Cole left the show during the auditions stage, fueling rumours that she had been sacked. Cole's net worth was estimated at £20 million in October 2014. On 10 March 2014, it was announced that Cole would return as a judge on the U.K. version of The X Factor for its eleventh series, signing a £1.5 million contract.
On 11 January 2003, Cole was involved in an altercation with a nightclub toilet attendant (named Sophie Amogbokpa) and subsequently charged with assault and racially aggravated assault over the incident. At her trial on 20 October she was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm but cleared of the racially aggravated assault charge, and sentenced to 120 hours of community service. She was ordered to pay her victim £500 in compensation, as well as £3,000 prosecution costs.
Judge Richard Howard said: "This was an unpleasant piece of drunken violence which caused Sophie Amogbokpa pain and suffering." Cole began dating England and Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole in September 2004, announcing their engagement after he proposed in Dubai in June 2005. The couple were married at a ceremony at Barnet, North West London on 15 July 2006.
They signed an exclusive deal with OK!, reportedly worth £1 million, regarding the rights of the photographs. On 23 February 2010, Cole announced she was separating from her husband. On 26 May, Cole filed for divorce at London's High Court citing "unreasonable behaviour" of estranged husband Ashley as the reason for their break-up. She was granted a decree nisi on 3 September 2010. In October of that year, Cole stated in an interview with The Guardian that she would continue to use her married name, as changing it back would make her seem "ashamed" of her marriage.
On 3 July 2010, Cole was admitted to the hospital with suspected acute malaria after a visit to Tanzania. During an X Factor photoshoot in Cardiff, Cole said that she noticed that her lips were blue. On 7 July 2014, Cole married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after a three-month courtship.
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