18/05/2016 07:04 BST | Updated 18/05/2016 11:48 BST

Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini Finally Speaks Out About Cheryl... And Admits He’s Seeing Someone Else (But It’s Not Pamela Anderson)

'It’s been a tough year, I’m trying to move on.'

Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini has finally opened up about his estranged wife Cheryl, describing her as a “great girl”.

The French businessman and the former Girls Aloud star separated in October last year, but have yet to finalise their divorce.

Up until now, the 35-year-old restaurateur has remained tight-lipped about their split, but has now spoken out for the first time.

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Cheryl and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

Jean Bernard also revealed he has started dating someone else, but insisted it wasn’t any of the women he has recently been linked to.

“I’m still a married man, but there is someone else,” he said.

Earlier this week the Frenchman was spotted partying with former ‘Baywatch’ star Pamela Anderson in Cannes, but he insists they are not together.

“Me and Pamela are good friends,” he said. “She is a great girl. We were also with Paris Hilton that night. Just because you are out with someone, doesn’t mean you are in a relationship.”

J-B has been linked to Pamela Anderson after the pair were spotted partying together at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

He also insisted he is not dating Cheryl’s former pal Vanessa Perroncel, after the pair were linked.

“I’m not going out with Vanessa, I’ve known her for 10 years and she has a boyfriend,” he said.

Jean Bernard and Cheryl got hitched in July 2014 on the Caribbean island of Mustique after a whirlwind three-month romance.

The former ‘X Factor’ judge filed for divorce in January this year, citing “irreconcilable differences”.

She is now dating One Direction’s Liam Payne, and the pair made their red-carpet debut as a couple in Paris last week, before heading to the Cannes Festival together.

Jean-Bernard is also at the film festival, as his pop-up restaurant Cosy Box has returned to the French Riviera.

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