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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was all smiles as she arrived at the Brit Awards, but the absence of her wedding ring on her hand seemed to tell a different story. The Crazy, Stupid Love singer is rumoured to have begun divorce proceedings after splitting from her husband of 18 months, Jean Bernard Versini.
It was recently thought that the pair might yet reconcile. The French entrepreneur has reportedly been lavishing the star with flowers, chocolates and jewellery to prove his love "is as strong as ever", according to a Sun report.
It was thought the pair had even escaped on a make-or-break holiday after the 35-year-old posted a photo from a romantic holiday destination on Instagram. The photo of a stunning overwater villa in an exotic location was captioned with two telling emojis, one of sunglasses and another smiling face with heart-shaped eyes.
A close family member of the businessman has reportedly told the publication: "He does not want to divorce Cheryl and wants to make a go of their marriage. He's still in love with her. JB wanted a child with Cheryl, they were trying and he would still like a child if they stay together," said the source.
Putting her marriage problems aside, the X Factor judge seemed to be having fun at the music awards event, as she posed for photos with fans on the red carpet. Later she took to the stage with Nick Grimshaw to present an award.
While she was clearly having a good night, her outfit left critics divided with some members of the viewing public blasting her 'over-the-top' styling. The 32-year-old was sporting a barely there thigh-skimming lemon frock with overblown peplum by Zuhair Murad and a curious half-up half-down hairdo using long extensions.
She appeared to be channeling the 90s accessorising her outfit with a silver choker and garish diamond earrings. The stylish star rarely misses a trick in the fashion stakes, but it was fashion fail even she couldn't carry off.
There was better news for the I Don't Care singer as Craig David revealed he would like to work with Cheryl .
The When The Bassline Drops hit-maker spoke told Mirror Online: "As a song writer, I'd love to write a song for Cheryl - if she's ready? I know as an artist she can sing anything, so if I could write a garage song with her, I know we'd smash it out of the park."
Meanwhile, it was Adele's night as she scooped up the top awards, including British Album of the Year for 25, British single of the year for Hello and global success, while she had the honour of closing the awards ceremony, hosted by Ant and Dec at the O2 Arena, with her latest ballad When We Were Young.
Making an emotional speech she revealed that she had thought about giving up music after losing her way, and was overwhelmed by the 'kindness' of the public. A highlight of the event was a tribute to David Bowie with Lorde performing an emotional rendition of Life On Mars.