Cheryl Cole is fighting for the right to her beloved Surrey mansion – and it is proving to be the major stumbling block in the couple’s increasingly heated divorce.
Cheryl, 26, is desperate to keep Hurtmore house after her split with the Chelsea footballer, who is currently on duty at the World Cup
‘She’s not looking for a new property as she is still trying to negotiate the house in the settlement – she loves it,’ a friend tells me.
‘It’s the only thing that is holding up their divorce going through.’
Insiders say the X Factor judge, left, who is on a short break to Tanzania with her dance partner Derek hough, rarely stays at the house near Godalming.
‘Cheryl wants to live there but she feels she’s being pushed out by Ashley who is always there with his friends,’
He also organises five-aside football matches and has people around all the time which makes it very uncomfortable for Cheryl.’
Sources say the couple’s affluent neighbours are also up in arms over the constant late-night visitors when Ashley, 29, is at home.
One said: ‘The lights on the house are very bright, they can be seen for miles so we are hoping Cheryl gets to stay there. There are always fast cars coming and going and lots of noise.’
A spokesman for Cheryl declined to comment.