London - "Makes you wonder if the ex-mother in law was right about 'pistols under the pillow' in the former matrimonial bed!" the Cole family's cleaning woman told reporters at lunchtime.
There's been no comment from Cheryl herself about her ex's 'sniper practice' moment last week that wounded 21 year-old CFC intern Tom Cowan.
Cole is said to be facing a £5 million unlawful wounding lawsuit after shooting the work experience lad with a .22 air rifle.
Red Top reports say Cole was just messing about in the Cobham training grounds showing off his latest Boy Toy.
The high powered weapon - which comes complete with a muzzle and nightscope and retails for around $1,000 - 'suddenly went off' wounding Cowan in the side.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to be livid after learning the rifle involved is a Russian-made IZH 60.
He hotly denies giving it to Cole as a Christmas present following his divorce from singer Cheryl Tweedy.