Published On: Sun, Jul 17th, 2011

Cheryl Cole asks Ashley to leave Chelsea behind and move to Los Angeles with her

By Katie Nicholl

Last updated at 2:53 AM on 17th July 2011



EDITED BY CHARLOTTE GRIFFITHS

If Ashley Cole is going to rekindle his relationship with former wife Cheryl, he will have to pay a hefty price.

Cheryl wants him to abandon his  £6 million-a-year contract with Chelsea and join her in Los Angeles, where she is having another stab at establishing herself as a major star.

Although Ashley, 30, is trying desperately to woo back Cheryl after their painful divorce last year, friends say it is the Girls Aloud singer who is now calling the shots.

Calling the shots: Cheryl Cole has asked her former husband, footballer Ashley, to leave Chelsea and move to Los Angeles

Calling the shots: Cheryl Cole has asked her former husband, footballer Ashley, to leave Chelsea Football Blub and move to Los Angeles

‘Cheryl has told Ashley that her plan is to work on her solo music in the United States,’ says a source.

‘She says that if he wants to be with her, he would have to be prepared to break his £120,000-a-week deal with Chelsea and play for an American team instead.

 

‘Ashley has told her he would do virtually anything for her but this could be asking a little too much. He is still at the peak of his game – it would be career suicide for him to move to the US at this stage.’

California dreams: Cheryl pictured with her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh in Los Angeles last week

California dreams: Cheryl pictured with her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh in Los Angeles last week

The couple’s four-year marriage disintegrated after Ashley’s infidelities came to light.

Leaving Stamford Bridge behind? Cheryl wants Ashley to abandon his £6million-a-year contract with Chelsea

Leaving Stamford Bridge behind? Cheryl wants Ashley to abandon his £6million-a-year contract with Chelsea

But reports of them getting back together gathered pace after he jetted back from a holiday in New York earlier this month to attend Cheryl’s 28th birthday party.

The singer is currently in America with her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh and her brother Gary.

She has also held a series of meetings with her ex, dancer Derek Hough.

Although a spokesman last night refused to be drawn on Cheryl’s personal life, a source said: ‘Cheryl wants to resuscitate her profile in Hollywood, but she is focusing on her musical career for the time being.’

If Ashley is tempted to follow her to the US, perhaps his old England team-mate David Beckham could fix him up with a trial at his team Los Angeles Galaxy.

Sarah Jessica Parker gives Sex and the City prequel the green light

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the New York premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the New York premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Sarah Jessica Parker has given her blessing to Blake Lively starring in a Sex And The City prequel – but she will not be wearing her Manolo Blahniks to play Carrie Bradshaw.

Instead SJP wants Gossip Girl actress Blake, 23, to join the cast as man-eater Samantha.

‘Ideally Sarah would like someone like Elizabeth Olsen to take on the role as Carrie,’ says an insider.

‘What producers don’t want is anyone too famous so there’s no rivalry on set.’

Writer Candace Bushnell is putting together a Sex And The City 3 script and has already pinpointed squeaky-clean Disney star Selena Gomez, 18, to take on the role as Charlotte.

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Beyonce got into the spirit of Scotland  when she starred at T In The Park in Perthshire  last weekend – by asking organisers for a £180 bottle of Glengoyne malt whisky.

‘Beyonce personally thanked them for the whisky,’ says a spy.

Getting into the spirit: Beyonce performs at the T in the Park music festival at Balado Park near Kinross

Getting into the spirit: Beyonce performs at the T in the Park music festival at Balado Park near Kinross

‘She had an entourage of 100, but the only other demands she made were for white sofas and a florist to make her festival space more “beautiful and relaxed”.

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Troubled Amy Winehouse plans to quit the UK and live once again in St Lucia.

Amy, above, was pictured looking tired and unhappy last week after cancelling her comeback tour following a disastrous appearance in Belgrade.

Caribbean escape: Amy Winehouse is planning to quit Britain for St Lucia

Caribbean escape: Amy Winehouse is planning to quit Britain for St Lucia

Now I’m told the 27-year-old will return to the Caribbean island she made her home in 2009 after her first major breakdown.

‘St Lucia is her haven away from temptations. She loves the laid-back lifestyle without the pressures,’ says a pal. ‘She has all but given up on music for the time being.’

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Zara Phillips is famously  low-key when it comes to her beauty regime, but she has opted for a major makeover when she ties the knot with England rugby star Mike Tindall in Edinburgh later this month.

Zara, 30, who will wear a Stewart Parvin wedding dress and a Paul Costelloe gown for the evening reception, is having hair extensions fitted by celebrity coiffeur Michael John.

Wedding makeover: Zara Phillips and fiance Mike Tindall will marry later this month

Wedding makeover: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall will marry later this month

‘Zara likes having short hair for her career as a three-day eventing rider but she wants a new look for the wedding,’ says a source. ‘She will wear a tiara so she wants to add body to her hair with extensions. She’s also been having weekly manicures and facials.’

Kate Middleton applied her own make-up on her big day but Zara has asked a professional to do hers.

The source adds: ‘Zara has spent time with a make-up artist trying different looks.

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Prince William’s favourite pop star Tinie Tempah likes to rap about his glamorous lifestyle, so onlookers were surprised to see him catching up with friend David Haye – at Marks & Spencer.

A spy spotted the pair sharing a fruit salad at the M&S store at Gatwick Airport shortly after Haye, 30, lost his world heavyweight boxing showdown with Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg.

‘Tinie certainly wasn’t living the high life when he had a chinwag with David. Seeing them at M&S at Gatwick was just bizarre.’

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The Earl of Durham and his lovely wife Marina Hanbury did not meet, as I said last month, when Marina was sharing a flat with the Earl’s son, Fred, Viscount Lambton.

In fact the couple, now expecting a baby, were family friends and Marina’s flat share  was with the Earl’s nephew, Tom Naylor Leyland.

Also, Fred was only friends with Marina’s sister Rose, not engaged to her. Happy to clear  that up!

 

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