X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is being tipped for a dazzling career after announcing that she is splitting from Ashley, her footballer husband who has reportedly cheated on her with a string of women.
The 26-year-old has already earned £1.2 million from the last series of The X Factor, a deal as the face of L’Oreal hair products is reported to be worth £500,000, and she has banked several million from her career with Girls Aloud.
Now, according to friends, she is seriously considering taking up Simon Cowell’s offer to become a judge on the planned US version of the reality singing show and is said to have already looked at a £1.2m villa in the Hollywood Hills.
The music mogul is reported to have contacted the brokenhearted Geordie to offer his support and put his home in Los Angeles at her disposal.
Having previously harboured hopes of starting a family, her recently-announced separation from her husband leaves her free of ties – with the exception of her mother Joan, 49, and her two beloved Chihuahuas, Buster and Coco.