They were married for just a year and a half after a worldwind romance, marriage and divorce. But, Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini says he would have expected his former wife to have told him that she was pregnant, rather than him finding out at the same time as anyone else.
Restaurant boss Jean Bernard has been quiet since the couple’s decree nisi was granted two months ago, but he has now broken his silence to say he was stunned to discover that former X Factor judge Cheyl was expecting a baby with her new lover.
He said he found out like everyone else, through the media. Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl, 22, and the French entrepreneur certainly do not seem to have remained close following their split. Jean Bernard said that rather than receiving any warning, he had found out through news reports that his ex wife was expecting a baby with Liam Payne, who is 10 years her junior.
A great thing
He said that “funnily enough,” he heard on the news. However, he wished his former wife well, saying that it was a great thing to have babies. He added: “There are so many sad things these days, if everyone was creating life, the world would be a better place.”
Devastated following the split, Jean Bernard says he has not ruled out getting married again, but he will leave it to fate to bring him the right woman. He said that “if it happens, it happens,” but he was an old-fashioned man who believed if he was meant to meet the right person than she would come to him.
He and popstar Cheryl married in Mustique in July 2014 after dating for only three months. They had met each other at the glitzy Cannes Film Festival in France. Cheryl and Liam are expecting their first child together early next year.