14/08/2014 16:44 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Is Cheryl Cole Dating French Restauranteur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini?

Cheryl Cole has been living the high life in Cannes this week, hitting the red carpet by day and, err, reportedly going on secret dates with gorgeous Frenchman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini by night.

The Sun claims that the pair have been dating for a month, with a source claiming: "She's really happy. They're an item and Cheryl is ready to find love again.

"After a difficult few years, she wants to get back out there and start having some fun. Things are going brilliantly in her professional life."

Cheryl Cole in Cannes

If the rumours are true this is a sudden development for the Geordie singer, who's been single since splitting with backing dancer Tre Holloway seven months ago.

Cheryl and Jean-Barnard (we wonder if she calls him JB for short?) have reportedly been spotted dining out together and at Cannes' glitziest after-hours parties.

They were snapped at Cosy box, Jean-Barnard's luxury restaurant in Cannes, with the snap uploaded to its Instagram page, captioned: "Stunning Cheryl Cole at Cosy Box last night!"

So who is exactly Jean-Bernard? The 33-year-old Frenchman has a successful pop-up restaurant business, and according to The Sun "spends his summers on the Riviera in France and winter vacations in sun-kissed St Barts in the Caribbean."

He was known for his partying antics back in his 20s, but perhaps he's now ready to settle with Cheryl.

We know she's a home girl at heart, so as well as whisking Ms Cole of to the Caribbean, maybe he'll consider bringing a few of those pop-up eateries to the UK.

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