'They talk every day': Cheryl Cole fails to sever ties with Ashley, hoping for reconciliation
Despite being one of the most desirable women on the planet, it seems Cheryl Cole still only has eyes for one man – ex-husband Ashley Cole.
The 28-year-old has found it almost impossible to sever ties with the love rat, reportedly talking to him every day in a bid to rekindle their romance.
While the footballer cheated on her at least four times during their four-year marriage; she is said to be asking him 'prove I can trust you again'.
'In contact every day': Cheryl Cole is hoping to rekindle her romance with Ashley, but is slapping a sex ban on him until her birthday on June 30
A source told Closer: 'They're talking or texting every day.
'She usually texts him first thing in the morning and they'll normally call each other during the day. She saw him just before Christmas and they're making plans for a weekend break together in February.'
It is believed the former X Factor judge is determined to keep their potential reconciliation a secret to prevent further humiliation.
Flying solo: Cheryl tried to break America on the X Factor USA panel, before returning to the UK for the Pride of Britain Awards last October
Last year, the Girls Aloud star invited the Chelsea ace, 31, to her birthday celebrations at London's luxury five star The Sanderson Hotel; where the pair were spied cosying up together after Ashley sneaked in.
However, just two weeks later, another string of girls came forward saying they had slept with Ashley during his attempts to win back Cheryl.
Cheryl features in this week's Closer
The insider claims that because Cheryl felt 'vulnerable' after being sacked from X Factor USA, she found comfort in her ex-husband.
'Her career has reached a crossroads,' said the source. 'She let Ashley get close to her again – she's always said he's the only one who “understands” her.'
While Cheryl has rather publicly flirted with her male companions Derek Hough, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am and U.S. producer Patrizio Pigliapoco, she has never confirmed a relationship with any of them post-marriage.
Closer also report that the source said Cheryl is imposing a sex ban.
'She's told Ashley he must survive six months, until her birthday on June 30, without dating or bedding other girls if she's ever to trust him again.'
The pair married in July 2006 before splitting in February 2010.
Birthday girl: Ashley surprised Cheryl on her 28th birthday