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Cheryl Cole Drops Her Last Name

Cheryl Cole Drops Her Last Name

Cheryl Cole has reportedly dropped her last name, and wants to be referred to by her first name – Cheryl.

According to The Sun, the British singer is not removing Cole legally, it’s just a career statement.

Cheryl was recently married to Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole, who she divorced in 2010 following several high-profile claims that he had cheated on her.

A source told the paper, “[Cheryl's] in a really good place at the moment and wants to take life by the balls. She can’t wait to start performing live again and her new stage name has given her comeback an extra bit of spice.”

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  • OK.

    Girl sit down.

  • abcd

    she was married to ashley cole? no way!! (dont know 2 much about her tho’, except that shes a singer?)
    Kinda weird to just drop your last name DURING your career tho’.

  • futuremrsdicaprio

    Isn’t she divorced? Why does she still use his last name?

  • whatever

    I guess Jared doesn’t know that The Sun is one of the most unreliable news sources out there?

  • Chupa

    she is ugly with blonde hair.

  • GoldenBlitch


  • Nicole

    I don’t understand why any woman, let alone a celebrity, would want to keep the last name of an ex-husband who repeated cheated and disrespected her so publicly. Why not just go back to her maiden name ‘Tweedy’ … and make it LEGAL too!

  • Kevin

    Because Cheryl is so unique? Can’t stand this woman, she’s trash

  • abby

    @abcd: hm dunno. maybe bec u can keep ur husband’s name after u divorce? interesting………

  • riri


  • pamela

    ask susan sarandon.
    demi moore.
    lucy lawless.
    and countless others who decided to keep their former husband’s name, including me.
    it’s not uncommon.

  • Guy

    I don’t know about this one cause it’s not like Rihanna or beyonce where the name is so unique that you think of only one or a few people. When I think Cheryl, it could be Cheryl from down the street, from the office, at school, etc. Cheryl is a pretty common name so maybe she should stick with the last name? “hey did you see that new video by Cheryl?” I’m sorry it just sounds weird cause it’s just such a common name…

  • karen

    there are those that dont really have unique names and came out with last names but they’re so huge people dont use their last names anymore.

  • danica

    @Guy: it’s only weird because ur not used to it (yet). if she came out as just cheryl in th ebegnning no one would be making such a fuss about it now. it’s just a name people. get over it.

  • nes

    geez whats with all ta hate i mean in all honesty wat has she done to be so disliked, give this gal a break.

  • fifi

    cheryl cole is a nice name. she should keep it.
    changing her name is such a desperate attempt for attention and hype for her non-existant career. she should focus more on substance and image stuff will follow when u produce good work.

  • hannah

    she seems sort of talentless.
    im american.
    we dont know or care about her here.
    but i like how she’s not super skinny.

  • abcd

    @abby: yeah smartass i mean she shld have changed it before she became ‘famous’.

  • futuremrsdicaprio

    @pamela: That still doesn’t really answer my question. The man cheated on her, so I’m with NICOLE about why she would keep that jerk’s name.

  • justsayin

    I’m sorry but who are you Oprah? That’s so dumb and pretentious to me to do that.

  • Roger_RamJet

    Serves her right for rushing to marry a black man with money..Did she ever date black men before. NO. Why Ashley Cole. He had money.

  • Snl

    What abt just called Cher? With the increasing amount of work she has done to her face/ boobs, its not hard to imagine seeing her n the real Che end up looking like twins..

  • amensister


    because her real name is TWEEDY!!!!!!

  • Annie

    I’m sorry, but “Cheryl” is not an unusual enough name to be able to do that. In fact I think Cheryl Cole has a much better ring to it for showbiz. Bad move.

  • pete

    she should have done it long time ago!! good for her!! love you Cheryl <3

  • Alaia

    Hahaha – what a moron. A talentless one at that.

  • Larissa

    Gosh, I can’t stand this woman. I really don’t get why she’s so popular. Huge in the UK, and now slowly making her name in the US. Overrated, pretentious and vain.

  • Lauren

    Cole was the only cool part of her name. Cheryl sucks, as does Tweedy.

  • Lisa

    Cheryl is soooooooo AWESOME

  • Stan

    WOW Cheryl is so beautiful, Simon you made one big mistake firing her from xfactor

  • camillus

    Who the F_ck is this hack? Is she another person who can’t sing the they made? She’s like Beyonce, JLO, Nickki, any other made star who can’t do anything with out voice being auto adjusted to sound better but sounds like nails on a chalk board when singing live. And most of all Who Cares about these man made stars Add Justine Bieber to the list to.