Cheryl Cole may be into her second week of wedded bliss after walking down the aisle with Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, but it turns out their marriage may not yet been made official, as it’s claimed her new hubby’s five middle names have made their marriage license difficult to understand.
The ‘X Factor’ judge’s new beau is listed on the official document - which they signed as part of their secret ceremony last week on the remote island of Mustique - under his full name, ‘Jean-Bernard Justin Antoine Aime Bastien Thierry’.
Cheryl Cole and new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini
However The Sun are now claiming that a combination of Jean-Bernard’s never-ending middle names and the original registrar’s handwriting have made the document hard to get their heads around, with a clerk in St Vincent writing “don’t understand the bachelor’s name” in the corner of their license.
Jean-Bernard also only listed his surname as ‘Fernandez’ rather than ‘Fernandez-Versini’, though we’re guessing that’s more because he ran out of space than anything else.
Cheryl’s mum Joan and her husband’s best man Benjamin Bran were listed as witnesses, confirming that they were among the few guests at the ceremony.
The bishop who conducted the happy couple’s ceremony - who has since admitted he didn’t even realise Cheryl was a celebrity until after the wedding was over - told The Sun: “They were an entertaining couple. They were talking about the difference in their accents.
“It was a simple, short ceremony - between 15 minutes and a half hour. There were about four or five people there.”
Meanwhile, Cheryl is listed on the document under her married name ‘Cheryl Ann Cole’, though it’s thought that now she’s tied the knot with Jean-Bernard she’ll be using his surname for official purposes - including when the ‘X Factor’ returns to screens - from now on.