Cheryl Cole is planning to move out of her marital home.
The 'Parachute' singer wants to quit the house she shared with estranged husband Ashley Cole in Surrey, South East England - who is alleged to have cheated on her with a string of other women - as soon as possible because it holds too many painful memories.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Cheryl does not want the separation to be a long, drawn-out affair. She wants to find somewhere quickly so she can regain stability and become settled once more.
"If she can't find somewhere she likes she'll consider rented accommodation in the short term."
The news will come as a further blow to soccer star Ashley, 29, who is presently in France receiving treatment for a broken ankle, which has stopped him returning to the UK for crisis talks about his marriage.
Ashley was due to fly home yesterday (09.03.10) but is said to have chosen to stay on at the clinic longer in an attempt to get fit to play for England in the World Cup in South Africa this summer.
A source at the CERS clinic in South West France told the Daily Star newspaper: "He has faced a dreadful dilemma. You could almost say he put England before Cheryl."