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Cheryl Cole to split from husband Ashley


Pop star Cheryl Cole has separated from her husband footballer Ashley Cole, her spokesman has announced.

"Cheryl asks the media to respect her privacy during this difficult time," a statement said.

The announcement follows speculation about their private life and recent press reports that their four year marriage was in trouble.

The BBC's Lizo Mzimba has the latest.


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