Cheryl's divorce delayed.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's divorce from Jean Bernard is being held up - because he refuses to sign an order banning him from talking about the marriage. The Frenchman has told friends the X Factor judge is attempting to "gag" him.
His stance means the marriage can't be annulled - which pals of Cheryl say is preventing her from taking her relationship with Liam Payne to the next level.
Reports suggest Cheryl, 33, and the One Direction star, 23, plan to wed and even want to start a family.
A friend of Jean Bernard said: "He would never say anything bad about Cheryl."
They added he is worried that signing the order would stop him defending himself if any untrue reports about their marriage emerged.
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