Cheryl Cole didn’t want to divorce her ex husband Ashley, according to Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie.
The US star told Closer magazine that Cheryl had ended the marriage because "she felt she had no choice" after his infidelities.
Seemingly confirming that the couple have rekindled their romance, Fergie added: "The next chance will be Ashley's last chance, there's no doubt about that.
"Cheryl's a lot stronger than she was two years ago, the relationship will be on her terms.
"He really hurt her and I couldn’t at the time ever see her taking him back.
"She really loved him and didn’t want to get divorced, she just felt she had no choice. But she needs to follow her own heart."
Fergie, who grew close to Cheryl when the Newcastle beauty supported the band on tour last year, added: "It's easy for people to say she's crazy for taking him back but life isn’t as simple as that.
"If love is still there and she truly believes he's changed then she should go for it if that's what she wants.
"It doesn’t matter what her family, friends, or her management team say, it's her life and her decision."
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