Cheryl Cole Married: Star Changes Name To Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Following Marriage To French Boyfriend

Cheryl Cole will now be known as the slightly fancier Cheryl Fernandez-Versini after deciding to finally ditch her ex husband's surname and replace it with her new hubby's double-barrelled name.

The 'X Factor' judge is finally cutting ties with her footballer ex, Ashley Cole, by taking her French husband's surname and has already updated her Twitter and Instagram names.

Cheryl Cole Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl - who tied the knot with Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in a secret ceremony on 7 July - changed her Twitter name to @LadyCCole and Instagram to @CherylOfficial on Monday.

The singer also took the opportunity to thank fans for their messages, tweeting: "Thank you for all your kind messages and well wishes."

Cheryl and Jean-Bernard met at this year's Cannes Film Festival

Only four guests were present at Chezza and Jean-Bernard's nuptials in Mustique, including her mum Joan and PA Lily England.

The star confirmed the news on Instagram with a picture of her ring, which she captioned: “I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news... Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14.

Cheryl has also insisted that her new moniker is used on 'The X Factor', although it is believed her old surname will still be used on the artwork for her new single 'Crazy Stupid Love', as it was too late to change.

Cheryl Cole

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