Cheryl Cole finally decided her love-rat hubby is a pain in the neck – which is why she’s getting rid of her “Mrs C” tattoo.
As well as starting divorce proceedings against Chelsea footballer Ashley, she has asked her management to clear a few days to have the inking on the back of her neck removed.
Cheryl wants it to be done in secret – unlike when Jordan had her “Pete” wrist tattoo inked over with a big black cross, all caught on camera for her reality TV series.
A pal of Cheryl’s tells us: “She wants it done discreetly and with class. She’s not one for big, crass statements.”
The X Factor judge is determined to have the tatt off before she goes to conquer America.
Cheryl, 26, has already agreed a US battle-plan with her management.
Aides have briefed the William Morris Agency to set up introductions with news executives at TV channels ABC, CBS, and NBC.
Other meetings have been scheduled with various clothing outlets, rumoured to include Banana Republic. Music-wise, a breakfast meeting has been set up in London on June 6 with R&B star Usher.
Our source says: “Everything is geared up for her to be a big success. She was desperate for things to start moving divorce-wise so she could put her business plans in action.”
Last night, wearing combats, Cheryl opened her half-hour set at London’s O2 Arena with Fight for This Love, saying: “Are you ready to party?” She added: “Wow are you in for a good night.”
She only hinted at her heartache by dedicating her last song to all “the strong women in the house tonight”. What a trouper.