X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini could be forced to part with half of her £16 million fortune if she decides to divorce second husband Jean-Bernard a new report has claimed.
The Geordie beauty has been rocked by allegations that her 18 months marriage to the Frenchman is on the rocks and according to the Daily Star, it could be a costly split for the singer if the union does break down.
James Brown, a partner in Manchester law firm JMW, told the newspaper: "In the event Cheryl and her new partner divorce, the starting point for the court will be that her husband is entitled to half her wealth.
Cheryl was said to have married Jean in a secret ceremony in Mustique last July after a whirlwind romance. Restauranter Jean-Bernard is believed to be from a wealthy French family and has wealth independent of his famous wife.
He reportedly bought her an engagement ring costing a whopping £300,000.At the time of their marriage it was reported that romantic Cheryl was so in love with her new husband that she had "refused" to a sign a legally binding document to protect her fortune.