It’s no real surprise that he wasn’t the first to know her happy news.
But now that the secret is out, Simon Cowell has taken it upon himself to congratulate Cheryl Cole *ahem* Fernandez-Versini on her recent nuptials.
Taking to Twitter to share his thoughts, the 54-year-old explained that he was just a clueless as the rest of us.
He wrote: “I still can’t believe my lil buddy Cheryl got married. Had no idea. He is a great guy. Am very happy for them.”
We take it from the somewhat bizarre term of endearment ‘lil buddy’ (last used in 2004) that the two are very much on good terms again.
Although not quite good enough to snag an invite….
Earlier this week, Cheryl was forced to hit back at claims that her husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini was a player after his friend sold a story to the press.
In a thinly-veiled attack on his critics, Chez posted a message alluding to the reports on Thursday afternoon.
The awesome quote doesn’t deny the fact that JB is a player, but just suggests that she is the one to tame him!
The messgae read: “I’ve heard you’re a player. Nice to meet you, I’m the coach.”
It seems that Chezza felt the need to speak out after a deluge of reports surfaced about the French socialite after she announced their shock Wedding.
His pal Curtis Jones told The Sun: “I’m so happy he has found love – but I would say to Cheryl she’s got to keep a close eye on Jean.
“He definitely has an eye for the ladies and they love him too. When we used to go out together they would flock around us … He is a wild man – I don’t think he can be tamed.”
But it seems that Cheryl IS up to the job of ‘taming’ her new man… and it looks like she’s loving the challenge.
Anyway…. it’d take a brave, brave man to mess with Chez these days!
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