Cheryl Cole is releasing her second solo album later this year – under her married name.
It will be the title of her CD which finally confirms that despite her imminent divorce from love rat hubby Ashley Cole she is not switching to her maiden name Tweedy.
The singer, 27, fully recovered from life-threatening malaria in time to finish recording sessions in LA. X Factor judge Cheryl says her move was inspired by chart legend TINA TURNER, 70, who kept husband and bandmate Ike’s name after their 1976 divorce.
At the time, the soul diva – real name Anna Mae Bullock – reasoned it was the moniker she was most famous for.
And a source said: “Cheryl has decided her married name will stay. She feels the most successful period of her career has been under the name Cole.
“She’s established in Europe. Going back to her maiden name Tweedy would be confusing.
“It also shows she is bigger than Ashley and prepared to be grown up about a difficult time in her life. She is a fan of Tina Turner. Tina was divorced during her career but decided to stick with her married name because it was how she was best known.”
Ironically, Cheryl’s passport is still in her maiden name. She renewed it for ten years when she started touring with Girls Aloud in 2005. Her mail is also often addressed to Cheryl Tweedy.
She will perform the first single of the new album on the X Factor in October.