Cheryl Cole - married!

Surprise

Huge congratulations are in order for ELLE cover star Cheryl Cole, who has announced that she secretly married her French entrepreneur boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini earlier this month.

The Crazy Stupid Love singer posted the news on her personal website, CherylCole.com, along with a picture (above) of a stonking diamond wedding and engagement set.

'I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news,' the statement ran.

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'Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14. We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together.'

It promptly caused the site to crash.

The small, intimate affair took place on Mustique - a far cry from Cheryl's lavish first wedding, to footballer Ashley Cole, from whom she split in 2010.

Of course, anyone who has read Cheryl's exclusive, no-holds barred interview in the August issue of ELLE won't be too surprised by the news.

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'I thought I had every box ticked, career and personal. I was the first [member of Girls Aloud] to get married. I was the one everyone thought would be the first to have a baby. And then the rug got pulled out from under me,' she told us.

'I've learned there's no such thing as a plan. You can't make them.'

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