,According to those in the know, Ashley and Cheryl Cole's separation came as no surprise. Because Cheryl has been treating Ashley like dirt for months.
A friend of the family claimed that Ashley was virtually forced into seeking sexual gratification from alternative sources as Cheryl was never around when he needed to fill his boots.
The friend went on to claim that Cheryl was so busy carving out a career for herself that she completely neglected her marital responsibilities, was rarely present in the family residence, and went on to really take the piss by moving her mother into the home.
Apparently, Ashley found this all a little hard to take even moreso when he was openly taunted about his non-existent sex life by his Chelsea FC team-mates in training sessions.
It also seems that Ashley's texting of rude texts of his underpants and his cock end were not his original idea. The friend confided that Ashley had gotten the idea from a fellow celebrity, one who often texted explicit photographs of his cock and balls to well known glamour models of the type who flash their tits on the third page of national tabloids.
We were also told that Ashley was insanely jealous of Joe McElderry off the X-Factor whom he suspected Cheryl was giving sneaky hand-jobs to in the backs of taxis.
A source purporting to be a friend of Cheryl's told us that Ashley's suspicions were completely unfounded and that the Chelsea and England full back was simply squirming like a fish on a hook because he'd been caught out in his cheating ways yet again.
The couple are expected to announce a tearful reunion and pledge their undying love for one another as soon as the Sunday papers can fit them in on the front page.
Reports that Cheryl is pregnant were vehemently denied.
The couple's pet dogs appear to be handling the traumatic break-up in a stoic way, although one of them is reported to have shit on the carpet during the night.
More as we get it.