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Cheryl Cole: Marriage to Ashley over

Cheryl Cole is separating from her husband, Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole, her spokesman has announced. "Cheryl asks the media to respect her privacy during this difficult time," a statement said.

The announcement follows speculation about their private life and recent press reports that their four year marriage was in trouble.

A Girls Aloud spokesman said the band would not be commenting in public, but were supporting Cole "in private".

The 26-year-old X Factor judge married the Chelsea and England player in 2006 during a lavish ceremony in London.

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