It seems that while Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini tried his best to save his marriage, his estranged wife Cheryl had no desire to "fight for this love." The French entrepreneur claims he had tried to persuade his wife to go to marriage counselling, but the singer allegedly refused.
Instead of working at the relationship, the 32-year-old had apparently set her mind on a swift parting from her husband of 18 months, as it is claimed she offered JB a "substantial" settlement in an effort to secure a quickie divorce.
A source told The Sun: "JB wanted to pull out all the stops to make the marriage work. Cheryl had clearly given up on him but he tried to persuade her to go to counselling sessions with him. When she offered money to smooth things over, he refused. JB was never interested in Cheryl's money. He just fancied her like crazy."
The former couple married in secret in Mustique in July 2014 after a whirlwind romance. By Christmas 2015, their relationship unravelled in public as they engaged in a vitriolic spat on social media. After announcing her intent to divorce for a second time, the Crazy Stupid Love singer seemed to move on pretty quickly and by February had gone public with her blossoming romance with One Direction star Liam Payne.
The former X Factor judge has since dropped all association with JB, deleting all trace of him from her social media accounts and from her life as she recently announced she was dropping her surname and would be known henceforth as simply "Cheryl."
A source said: "Cheryl wants to wipe the slate clean and start afresh with a new name, now the divorce is going through.
According to Mirror Online a representative for Cheryl said she was not prepared to discuss the latest reports that she had quit her marriage while her husband was still willing to work at their relationship.
"Cheryl maintains a dignified silence on her private life and will not respond to these claims."