The ‘Parachute’ hitmaker has reportedly cancelled immediate plans with the soccer player and ordered him to delete her phone number following claims made by flight attendant Kerry Meades claimed to have slept with the sportsman in Los Angeles last month, just days before he flew back to the UK to seal his reunion with Cheryl at her 28th birthday party.
A source said: “Once again Ashley appears to have outdone himself. Just as Cheryl’s getting back on track … he does this. She is humiliated.
“Ashley had organised a family gathering, a barbecue, for when he got back from pre-season training in the Far East. This has now been scrapped. Cheryl told him on the phone yesterday that clearly Ashley isn’t yet ready to be a committed family man. At one point they had a blazing row and Cheryl basically said she was through with him and told Ashley to delete her number and leave her alone.”
However, the Girls Aloud star hasn’t completely turned her back on Ashley – who she originally dumped following revelations he cheated on her with several women during their marriage – and there is a possibility she will agree to take him back again.
The insider added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Cheryl is determined to keep her head down now and focus on work. What will be with Ashley will be. But it can wait.
“Although, in his defence, they weren’t officially back together when he had this fling so technically they were free agents then.”
Kerry – who first met Ashley in 2004 – says he showed no signs of wanting Cheryl back when they slept together and urged the pop beauty to dump him for good.
She said: “The whole time I was with him, he acted like a single man. When he cut off contact with me, I knew I had been dumped. It made me feel used and dirty, like I was a piece of meat.
“I don’t think Ashley has any idea how to be faithful to a woman and I am certain that he will never change. I feel sorry for Cheryl. I would leave him now before it is too late.”