Cheryl’ s estranged husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has reportedly hired one one of the UK’s top divorce lawyers in a bid to reach a better financial settlement. Jean-Bernard is said to have dumped his former legal team after failing to reach an agreement with his estranged wife.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniCheryl’s ex Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini is thought to have hired a top legal team.

The Mirror reports that Cheryl may have to pay out as much as £5million, despite their marriage lasting little over a year. A source told the newspaper: “She just wants this settled and to move on with life.

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“The legal dispute should have been long finished by now but he clearly wasn’t ­satisfied with what was on the table and has decided to try a new team.” Finances aside, there’s also said to be a dispute over a non-disclosure agreement, which will keep the details of their marriage and divorce private.

“Initially ­everything was amicable and pleasant, it’s a real shame,” a source added. “They had a lovely time together and for a long time a good marriage, which sadly didn’t work out because over time they found they were quite different people."

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“She had no idea how different they would turn out to be.” Jean-Bernard’s team are said to have previously won multi-million pound settlements in high-profile divorces. Cheryl and Jean-Bernard married in July 2014 after a whirlwind three-month romance. They are thought to have separated last August, before the news became public in December.