Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole and Jean-Bernard pictured at the Cosy-Box bar he owns in Cannes. instagram

Cheryl Cole is learning French. Following her secret wedding last week to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, the singer is working hard towards learning her husband's native tongue.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "JB went to university in New York and speaks great English. There is no need or any rush for Cheryl to learn to speak French - but it is known as the language of love."

Jean-Bernard, who owns a pop-up bar Cosy Box in Cannes, revealed last month that he was teaching the Newcastle-born singer a few phrases.

"My English is better than her French but I teach her the words. Mainly the bad words! She teaches me the Geordie," he joked.

Reportedly, the Crazy Stupid Love singer, who was previously married to football player Ashley Cole, will take her new husband's last name in her personal life, but not in her pop music career.

A friend of the former Girls Aloud star said that she [Cheryl] is very traditional and is taking JB's name going forward.

"She kept the Cole name after her divorce from Ashley as it felt like a backwards step reverting to [her maiden name] Tweedy. But this is a very different situation.

"She's a traditionalist and this is the man she plans to spend the rest of her life with. For music, she's likely to use just Cheryl for her official artist name in the future," the source said.