15/12/2016 08:39 GMT | Updated 15/12/2016 12:11 GMT

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's Ex-Husband Jean-Bernard Breaks Silence On Pregnancy Reports

The two were granted a divorce earlier this year.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s ex-husband, Jean-Bernard, has spoken for the first time about the ongoing rumours she’s expecting her first child.

For the past few months, numerous reports have suggested that Cheryl is pregnant, having begun dating former One Direction singer Liam Payne earlier this year.

While she’s yet to confirm whether or not she’s expecting, Jean-Bernard - who she divorced earlier this year - has now admitted that he heard about her alleged pregnancy in the news.

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Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

He told ES magazine: “It’s a great thing to have babies. There are so many sad things these days, if everyone was creating life, the world would be a better place.”

And although he and Cheryl are no longer together, Jean-Bernard is keen to show he has no hard feelings towards his ex, and the time they spent together.

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Jean-Bernard and Cheryl, months before their split

The restaurateur continued: “I liked the chemistry we had. I’m sure if you’ve watched her on TV you can see she has a great sense of humour.

“Things happen and sometimes you have to follow your heart. If you observe society, everybody is thinking — they should feel more.”

Cheryl and Jean-Bernard tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2014, following a whirlwind romance of just a few months.

Their split was first reported back in January, with the two eventually being granted a divorce in October.

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Cheryl did little to quash rumours when she attended an event with Liam last month

Cheryl has not commented on her rumoured pregnancy so far, but told Fabulous magazine last month: “I am happier than I’ve ever been before. Now is a very good time in my life.

“I know you can tell exactly what is going on with me. My eyes give everything away. I can’t ever hide my emotions, and it’s great that you can see I’m really happy.”

Read Jean-Bernard’s full interview in ES magazine.

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