Ashley’s begging texts to Cheryl seem to have paid off as the X Factor judge makes plans to fly out to France for crunch-talks with her estranged husband.
The Sun reports that Cheryl will visit Ashley at the sports clinic in France where he is currently receiving treatment for a broken ankle.
Although the singer is giving Ashley a glimmer of hope, it is reported she will only listen to him for 15 minutes.
A source said: “Cheryl wants to be tough with Ashley and believes that will be easier on neutral territory. She’ll listen – but not for very long.”
The pair officially ‘separated’ last week after rumours about Ashley’s infidelity became too much for Cheryl to cope with.