London, Feb 24 (ANI): In a desperate bid to save his marriage, soccer star Ashley Cole offered to go into rehab to tackle his sex problems, say sources.
In fact, a desperate Ashley bombarded singer wife Cheryl with phone calls begging her to give their marriage another chance.
The 29-year-old England footballer left a number of emotional voicemails promising he would have therapy and counselling after Cheryl dumped him by text.
But, X Factor star Cheryl, 26, refused to answer any of her husband's calls.
A close pal told The Sun: "Ashley was calling every ten minutes or so and leaving messages. He was very emotional and in distress.
"Ashley suggested they could go for counselling and that he could try therapy. He admitted for the first time that he has a problem.
"Cheryl refused to answer any of the calls and they went straight to voicemail."
The source added: "Cheryl is leaving Ashley, there is no doubt about that. But she wanted to offer him some hope.
"She is worried about the effect the split will have on him. He gets very down and then makes her feel guilty about him. Friends say she should put herself first. But she does not wish to be cruel or malicious.
"Cheryl is now going to take further time away and contemplate her next move. She may wish to postpone a divorce indefinitely." (ANI)