London, March 4 (ANI): 'Love cheat' Ashley Cole has reportedly given up on hopes of reconciliation with his wife Cheryl.
The soccer ace was purported to be doing his best in winning back the Girls Aloud beauty after he cheated on her with a string of other women.
Ashley is now said to have accepted that his marriage with the singer was over after Cheryl reportedly remained stern in not taking him back.
"Deep down he must have known it was pretty hopeless trying to change Cheryl's mind but he gave it his best shot nonetheless," the Mirror quoted a football source as saying.
"But after not being sure at first, Cheryl has now made it pretty clear the marriage is over. No matter how hard Ashley pleads his case, Cheryl is staying firm," the source added.
The insider also said: " All his teammates have understandably been eager to find out how he's been doing and have been texting and calling him.
"He's told them that it's definitely over and he's messed up. He's a very popular member of the team and they are all there for him should he need them." (ANI)