Cheryl Cole is set to take back her cheating soccer star husband.
The Girls Aloud beauty has decided to forgive Chelsea and England player Ashley and give their 19-month marriage one last chance, much to the dismay of her friends and family.
A source close to the singer said: "Cheryl is close to taking Ashley back. She's a fool for even considering it, but she doesn't care about that. He's told her he's a changed man, and she's either completely blind to his lies or genuinely believes it.
"He is already telling people he's won her back. All of her friends think she's crazy - but she loves the man and can't see a future without him."
Cheryl, 24, has told Ashley she will leave him for good if he ever cheats on her again.
A source said: "Cheryl has been up and down but she's finally made her mind up. After meeting with Ashley, she laid down the law and told him in no uncertain terms that if he strays again, there will be no second chance."
Last month, it was revealed Ashley had slept with hairdresser Aimee Walton after a drunken night out last December.
Cheryl - who once claimed she would kill anyone who cheated on her - had initially vowed to stand by him, saying she was taking her marriage vows seriously.
However, Aimee then claimed Ashley offered her money for an abortion after a pregnancy scare while two other women also alleged they slept with the athlete but were paid to keep quiet.
Following the allegations, Cheryl left their marital home in Surrey, England, and escaped to Thailand to consider the future of her marriage.