Cheryl Cole’s estranged husband Ashley has been enjoying the company of another girl group star, Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays, at least according to The Sun. Frankie had already been catching the abuse of McFly fans after her split with Dougie Poynter, and if this news has any merit, look for the backlash to grow. “Frankie and Ashley have met on a number of occasions over the last few weeks,” a source told the British tabloid. “They enjoy staying in watching films and eating takeaway Nandos. Ashley has found a good pal in Frankie, he really enjoys her company. She is fond of him as well.”
The tipster added, “Both are keen to keep the relationship under wraps. Frankie worries she could be portrayed as a scarlet woman if news of their friendship leaked.”
So far on Twitter, messages to Frankie have come in from followers who either don’t believe the news or are hoping she’ll deny it.
Update: Frankie (and Cheryl’s) PR just had this to say on Twitter:
The story about Frankie in The Sun today is not true. She has never met him. We cannot say anymore as we are taking legal action.
Update II: Frankie says on her Twitter:
Really upset and angry by the story in The Sun. Can’t believe they can just print something that’s not true. I’ve never even met the man