All the best to the new Mrs Fernandez-Versini

Kate Livingstone
Kate Livingstone

I’m going to put my hands up and admit I have a guilty secret – I love Cheryl Cole.

I don’t really pay much attention to her music – it sounds much the same as all the other pop in the charts to me – but I love the woman’s style and think she is a fab judge on ‘The X Factor’, which is another guilty pleasure of mine incidentally.

I love the Geordie accent and Cheryl is always immaculately put together. I’d do anything for a nosey around her wardrobe – even if the only thing that would fit me would be her earrings.

The artist formerly known as Cole and Tweedy, is now to be known as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini after accepting the proposal and very sizeable rock from a French playboy she’s only known a matter of months and she is getting a lot of stick for it.

The press have slaughtered her for choosing to marry the millionaire after so little time and to keep it secret from the public and her fans.

They also slated her when her very large tattoo on her back became public knowledge and when she was fired from the Amercan ‘X Factor’ after just a few days. Seems like the girl who at one point was known as Britain’s sweetheart has fallen out of favour with the media.

While I’m not one for tattoos – I shudder to think what the Tweetie Pie tattoo my friend tried to convince me to get while in Lanzarote in 1980 would look like now – I think it’s time to lay off Cheryl.

Time is no indication of how strong a relationship is. A work colleague got hitched to someone she met on holiday after knowing them for only a few weeks and they are still happily together 15 years later, with three children to boot.

Another girl I know was with her partner for eight years, always desperate to get a ring on her finger and, when she eventually did, they split up before the engagement cake had even been divvied up.

So I wish Cheryl Fernandez-Versini all the best – and hope she shares pictures of her no doubt beautiful and stylish dress very soon.