Cheryl Cole was reportedly pressured by the media into announcing her plans to divorce her husband Ashley.
The 26-year-old singer, who confirmed her official split from the footballer last week, apparently sent a text to her Girls Aloud bandmates thanking them for their support.
According to Now, the message said: “I’ve finally done it – I’ve filed for divorce. I’m OK, though, so please don’t worry about me. I just wanted to say thanks so much for standing by me.”
Meanwhile, a source also claimed: “Cheryl’s been weighing things up for ages. She still has feelings for Ashley but she feels strong enough to start again on her own now.
“If she could’ve waited until after the World Cup she would’ve, but she felt under pressure to sort things out as soon as possible.
“The reason she texted the girls is she thought they deserved to know before the story broke. After all, they’ve been there for her through thick and thin.”