Cheryl Cole has opened up about her views on marriage, specifically same-sex marriage. The 'Call My Name' singer - who was married to footballer Ashley Cole - called it a "bond for life" and says she still believes in the sanctity of the institution.
Cole, 28, told the Gaydar radio station that she is backing same-sex marriage, which the government in Britain is planning to legalize. The singer explained, "Marriage is far more than a man and a woman, you know. It's a bond for life and whether you're gay or straight or whatever, it makes no difference to being married.What marriage stands for is that you love that person". There has been resistance from the Church of England to same-sex marriage, though Cole is full of support, saying, "You want to commit yourself to that person forever. All the rights that a marriage gives you, why should the fact that you are attracted to the same sex make that any different? It makes no sense to me.The same relationship, the same beliefs ... It's crazy. I don't understand why it's even a big deal!"
The Girls Aloud singer married Ashley Cole in 2006, but separated three years later, before divorcing in 2010 following allegations of his infidelity. Cheryl recently claimed her pet dog Buster was gay, saying, "I think so ... he likes male company - he's just not interested in the females".