Just last week, it was said that Jean-Bernard wouldn’t dream of taking money from his wife Cheryl.
But now it seems the pair are battling over their marriage secrets with The Sun reporting on Sunday that while she wants a gagging order on her estranged husband, he wants £3M for the privilege.
In an attempt to divide their assets after 18 months, it’s been claimed that JB has been suggesting ‘ridiculous figures’ for the settlement, leaving her ‘terrified’ for her £20m fortune.
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Price tag: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s divorce could come with a price tag after all, since it’s been alleged that she wants a gagging order on husband Jean-Bernard, in exchange for his demands of £3M
A family friend told the newspaper: ‘He’s come up with some ridiculous figures as he devises what he thinks is a fair split of their joint assets. He’s said he is looking for £3M.’
Cheryl passed on the pre-nuptial agreement at their July 2014 wedding, which would have protected her royalties – something the source suggests Jean-Bernard has ‘vastly overestimated’.
She seems yet more worried that the intimacies of their short-lived relationship will be leaked, or worse sold, when they’re finally granted a divorce.
A second source added to the paper: ‘Cheryl is terrified that JB will try to cash in on their relationship.
Split: Cheryl and Jean-Bernard are trying to agree on a split of their assets, something he is believed that have vastly overestimated on her part
Terrified: Cheryl is thought to be ‘terrified’ that she will lose some of her £20M fortune
‘Lawyers have put forward divorce papers which include a requirement that Jean-Bernard does not talk publicly about their marriage.’
While there is no reason to believe that either party has anything to hide, MailOnline has been advised that there is a confidentiality clause included in any divorce, as standard.
A spokesperson for Cheryl refused to comment. MailOnline has also unsuccessfully tried to contact Jean-Bernard.
Previously, the divorce was expected to set Cheryl back £8M after she admitted that she acted with her heart and not her head in their whirlwind romance.
Whirlwind: Cheryl, who married the businessman in July 2014 within 7 months of meeting, left the prenuptial agreement out of their wedding
Happier times: She admitted that she had acted with her heart when they got swept up the romance
‘It was my heart and my head. I’m not an 18-year-old, I’m a 31-year-old woman and I know what I’m doing. I’m doing what makes me happy and that is what is right for me,’ she said at the time.
Though a conflicting report that emerged immediately after it was finally confirmed that they would end the marriage, insisted JB was adamant he didn’t want ‘a penny.’
The Daily Mirror reported that the entrepreneur was said to just be ‘happy to end things quickly and amicably’ and wouldn’t dream of taking money from his wife of 18 months.
On Saturday, it was alleged that Jean-Bernard had been hiding his playboy past from Cheryl – who he met in January of the year they married – all along.
Secrets: Cheryl is thought to be trying to stop JB from revealing anything about their relationship after the marriage has ended
One Sunday newspaper claimed that he had exaggerated his wealthy upbringing and businessman credentials and even changed his name before he met her.
He responded to the claims in an Instagram post that day, which read: ‘Talk about me all you want I couldn’t care less ! don’t talk about my dead parents that were irreproachable and amazing if you would have done your homework you would know.’
Cheryl has begun to put a brave face on the heartache of her second failed marriage, being seen celebrating her best friend Kimberley Walsh’s hen do with friends on Friday night.
A brave face: Cheryl has begun to put a brave face on the speculation surrounding the fallout of her second marriage