PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Newly-divorced Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini steps out with Cheryl lookalike as it emerges his ex 'is terrified secret argument recordings will leak'

  • Cheryl, 33, and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, 36, were granted a decree nisi in just 14 seconds on Thursday
  •  The French businessman was seen out in London with a mystery female who bore a likeness to his ex-wife
  • The Sun reported on Sunday that Cheryl is concerned tapes of the couple arguing will be leaked  

Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has been spotted with a Cheryl lookalike just days after his divorce from the singer was finalised. 

The 36-year-old French businessman cut a low-key figure as he pulled his hood high on his head as he giggled and laughed with the mystery woman while ambling in London on Saturday.

Shortly after his outing, The Sun reported that his ex-wife, 33, is living in fear of the release of a recording which hears the duo arguing in which she screams at him to leave her house. 

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New couple? Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has been spotted with a Cheryl lookalike just days after his divorce from the singer was finalised

New couple? Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has been spotted with a Cheryl lookalike just days after his divorce from the singer was finalised

Cheryl and Jean-Bernard were granted a decree nisi in just 14 seconds on Thursday morning, after the songstress allegedly knew after five months the marriage was over.

The duo wed in secret in summer 2014 after a three-month romance yet their union came to an end with their ill-fated marriage ended in just 14 seconds where neither party was in attendance.

Their divorce comes 10 months after their separation was announced. It also marks a year since they were last seen in public together last October.

The couple had been married for just 18 months but living apart for five months by the turn of 2016, splitting on their secret second wedding anniversary. 

In happier times: Cheryl and her ex husband Jean-Bernard were granted a decree nisi in just 14 seconds last Thursday morning - pictured 

Happier times: The 36-year-old French businessman cut a low-key figure as he pulled his hood high on his head while giggling and laughing with the mystery woman while ambling in London on Saturday

What's going on? Shortly after his outing, The Sun report that his ex-wife, 33, is living in fear of the release of a recording which hears the duo arguing in which she screams at him to leave her house

What's going on? Shortly after his outing, The Sun report that his ex-wife, 33, is living in fear of the release of a recording which hears the duo arguing in which she screams at him to leave her house

Grabbing a bite: His stunning companion bore an uncanny likeness to Cheryl as she strutted down the street alongside Jean-Bernard after the pair grabbed a snack together

Grabbing a bite: His stunning companion bore an uncanny likeness to Cheryl as she strutted down the street alongside Jean-Bernard after the pair grabbed a snack together

At a crossroads: The duo made their way through the London streets

At a crossroads: The duo made their way through the London streets

While Cheryl is said to be expecting her first child with her new boyfriend Liam Payne, who is ten years her junior, it appeared Jean-Bernard could also be prepared to move on.

His stunning companion bore an uncanny likeness to Cheryl as she strutted down the street alongside Jean-Bernard after the pair grabbed a snack together. 

Jean-Bernard looked totally comfortable as he wore a sports-style ensemble complete with a hoodie and matching tracksuit bottoms paired with grey running shoes. 

Chowing away: While his pal enjoyed a pack of crisps, the handsome Frenchman clutched a muffin and a drink - looking worlds away from his legal woes, clearly ready to move on

Chowing away: While his pal enjoyed a pack of crisps, the handsome Frenchman clutched a muffin and a drink - looking worlds away from his legal woes, clearly ready to move on

Who's who? His stunning companion bore an uncanny likeness to Cheryl as she strutted down the street alongside Jean-Bernard after the pair grabbed a snack together

Having a chat: The duo looked totally at ease as they strutted down the street

Having a chat: The duo looked totally at ease as they strutted down the street

While Jean-Bernard was super low-key, his pal looked chic and glamorous as she wore a thin knit Burberry jumper paired with skinny black jeans. 

She added a further splash of designer with her Chanel handbag featuring a classic quilted body and chain strap. 

Shortly after his outing, sources spoke of the covert recording of Cheryl and Jean-Bernard's row while revealing the pair's marriage was 'incredibly volatile' and they were 'constantly fighting' both in public and in private.

Pushed to their limits, Cheryl allegedly knew after five months she had 'made a mistake' and wanted to end their relationship but was under pressure to try to make it work.

Pressure: Pushed to their limits, Cheryl allegedly knew after five months she had 'made a mistake' and wanted to end their relationship but was under pressure to try to make it work

Pressure: Pushed to their limits, Cheryl allegedly knew after five months she had 'made a mistake' and wanted to end their relationship but was under pressure to try to make it work

Bobbing along: While Jean-Bernard was super low-key, his pal looked chic and glamorous as she wore a thin knit Burberry jumper paired with skinny black jeans

Bobbing along: While Jean-Bernard was super low-key, his pal looked chic and glamorous as she wore a thin knit Burberry jumper paired with skinny black jeans

Pared back: While he is usually seen in sharp suits, he debuted his low-key look in a tracksuit 

Pared back: While he is usually seen in sharp suits, he debuted his low-key look in a tracksuit 

Having it out: 'Neither would back down and the fight turned very nasty. JB was furious he was being forced out, and Cheryl isn’t the kind of person to just sit there and go, ‘Oh, OK then’ when she is being screamed at.'

Having it out: 'Neither would back down and the fight turned very nasty. JB was furious he was being forced out, and Cheryl isn’t the kind of person to just sit there and go, ‘Oh, OK then’ when she is being screamed at.'

The insider said: 'Not long after they were pictured together at Ant and Dec’s 40th birthday party last October, Cheryl tried to kick JB out of their house — but he refused.

'Neither would back down and the fight turned very nasty. JB was furious he was being forced out, and Cheryl isn’t the kind of person to just sit there and go, ‘Oh, OK then’ when she is being screamed at.'

The 45-minute recording reportedly captured the former Girls Aloud star instructing the French restaurateur to vacate their home - not long after the pair were pictured at Ant & Dec's 40th birthday party. 

Serious faces: As his pal tapped away on her phone, Jean-Bernard walked ahead steely faced

Serious faces: As his pal tapped away on her phone, Jean-Bernard walked ahead steely faced

Chatting away: The pair looked totally at ease as they walked along the street eating their food 

Chatting away: The pair looked totally at ease as they walked along the street eating their food 

Enjoying the weather: The duo seemed to be enjoying the brusque weather descending on the capital 

Enjoying the weather: The duo seemed to be enjoying the brusque weather descending on the capital 

Snack o'clock: After grabbing their food they continued on their jaunt around the capital 

On their merry way: Jean-Bernard did not pull her hood down throughout the stroll 

On their merry way: Jean-Bernard did not pull her hood down throughout the stroll 

However, when 'furious' Jean-Bernard refused to leave an almighty row erupted between the pair.

Although the couple believed they could move on with their lives, they now fear that if the recording makes it into the public domain, people will know how bad their really marriage was.

A spokesperson for Cheryl told MailOnline: 'Cheryl will not comment on any aspect of her private life'.

On the market: Only hours after his divorce Jean-Bernard was seen putting on a very flirty display with a mystery blonde at the Jack Reacher: Never Go Back premiere

On the market: Only hours after his divorce Jean-Bernard was seen putting on a very flirty display with a mystery blonde at the Jack Reacher: Never Go Back premiere

Swept up: Sources say the starlet was initially swept away by the romance and believed she wanted a family with him before she quickly realised she didn't know him at all

Swept up: Sources say the starlet was initially swept away by the romance and believed she wanted a family with him before she quickly realised she didn't know him at all

Sources say the starlet was initially swept away by the romance and believed she wanted a family with him before she quickly realised she didn't know him at all.

'He had managed to hide from her before that point how controlling and jealous he was capable of being. And when she found out it was a real shock.'

Jean-Bernard's outing with his female friend comes shortly after he attended the Jack Reacher: Never Go Back premiere on Thursday where he was seen having a chat with a stunning blonde guest. 

Pals: 'He had managed to hide from her before that point how controlling and jealous he was capable of being. And when she found out it was a real shock'

Pals: 'He had managed to hide from her before that point how controlling and jealous he was capable of being. And when she found out it was a real shock'

Having a giggle: While Jean-Bernard's ensemble was super low-key his pal was glammed up

Having a giggle: While Jean-Bernard's ensemble was super low-key his pal was glammed up

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