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Cheryl Cole is to revert to her maiden name of Tweedy.
The 26-year-old singer – who filed for divorce from cheating husband Ashley Cole yesterday (26.05.10) – reportedly wants to cut all ties with the England and Chelsea footballer and is requesting half of the couple’s marital assets, including their £6 million Surrey mansion in South East England.
An insider said: “She doesn’t want his cash, but she does want half of their marital assets. Any trace of Ashley will be expunged from her life.
“Ashley’s lawyers have given every indication this is not too much to ask, which has raised her spirits.”
Cheryl is also allegedly determined to keep the pair’s Chihuahua dogs Coco and Buster.
Despite the couple’s four-year marriage coming to an end after the 29-year-old sportsman was linked to a string of other women, Cheryl wants to remain dignified throughout the legal separation.
The insider added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “She’s not out to humiliate her husband, however tempting it must have felt at times.
“Cheryl loathes the idea of a messy divorce played out in public and wanted to bring the curtain down on their marriage with a bit of dignity.”
With the ‘Fight for This Love’ hitmaker citing “unreasonable behaviour” rather than “adultery” as the grounds for divorce, it could mean the couple’s marriage is over in a matter of weeks.
The Girls Aloud star is now apparently considering moving to Los Angeles and taking up Simon Cowell’s offer of appearing on ‘The X Factor’ in the US.
A source said: “She’s spent a lot of time out in the States and views being based there as the perfect way to kick-start her life. Yes, it will be a wrench saying goodbye to family and friends but the last few months have only strengthened her resolve for a fresh start.”