Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is set to divorce husband and restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after 18 months of marriage due to "irreconcilable differences".
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini with husband Jean-Bernard
The X Factor judge has begun formal legal proceedings by filing paperwork, reports a website.
"In the end, Cheryl realised she had married too soon and had been swept away by a bit of a whirlwind romance. Over time it became clear to each of them that they were very different people and from very different worlds," said a source.
"They are now focusing on making sure they stay friends. The divorce is amicable and they have both said they will always be there for each other," the source added.
The pair were last seen together in public in October last year at the joint 40th birthday party for I'm A Celeb hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
The couple has taken its time to file divorce papers because they wanted to be absolutely certain about their decision to call it a day. Cheryl is worth an estimated £20million, but is understood that they have no pre-nuptial agreement.
The duo got married in July 2014.