London, Feb 1 : Cheryl Cole has called in divorce lawyers following revelations that her footballer husband Ashley Cole cheated on her with a hairdresser.
The devastated Girls Aloud singer has been told that she could gain a 4 million-pound payout by divorcing the Chelsea star.
Despite defending her husband and vowing to stand by him, Cheryl has now accepted that Ashley, who is worth 10 million pounds, betrayed her, and hence has sought legal advice.
"She knows he has slept with other girls. That is no longer in question and she won't be pretending he is innocent again," The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
"I can't see her taking him back. He's begging like a dog - and that is how she sees him. She has taken advice on divorce and it is now a very viable option. She'd be looking at about £4million," the source added.
Ashley's infidelity was disclosed by hairdresser Aimee Walton, who claimed she had bedded the England and Chelsea defender after meeting him in a London club.
Cheryl moved out of the home she shares with Ashley after two more women came forward with similar claims.
Cheryl is said to have barely eaten since news of Ashley's betrayal broke, leaving friends and family concerned for the singer's heath.
"She has suffered a complete emotional breakdown. Her family is absolutely furious with Ashley for what he has done to this beautiful young lady, who devoted herself totally to him," the source said.