Cheryl's husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini hits back at internet trolls

by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's new husband has described her as "the most beautiful woman on the planet" while defending her against online critics.

Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini hit back at Instagram users who cruelly criticised the singer for being too thin in a recent photo she shared on the site.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini received some criticism after posting this photo online

The picture, taken backstage at the X Factor auditions, shows Cheryl posing in a purple and white dress. While most of her fans responded positively, some were less kind – prompting JB to step in.

"She is the most beautiful woman on the planet and she wants to share it," he wrote. "#sharingiscaring. No seriously she is. Do you follow me?

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini with her husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

"And I can tell you something else, she really cares about her fans and touched by all your support," the handsome Frenchman continued. "Now for the hater please continue talking #wasteofenergy. I wish I had that much time hating and waste energy. Must mean you have a very productive life."

His comments were quickly applauded by Cheryl's loyal supporters.

"@jbfernandezversini the haters are not worth it!" one wrote. "She's the best woman ever and I love her so much! Thank you for making her so happy."

Cheryl and JB married in secret in Mustique in July

Cheryl, 31, and JB married in secret in front of a handful of guests on a beach in Mustique on 7 July after dating for three months.

The star announced the surprise news shortly afterwards, while posting a picture of her engagement and wedding ring.