Former Arsenal, former Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole is set to become a father for the first time. The defender and his Italian girlfriend Sharon Canu are expected to welcome a baby boy in March. It’s thought that X Factor judge Cheryl , who he was previously married to, found out about his baby news, but not from him.
Ashley, who is currently playing for AS Roma, is reportedly over-the-moon about becoming a father and is particularly pleased his first child will be a boy. The news that Sharon is currently six months pregnant was confirmed by Sharon’s granddad.
Speaking from Rome Mr Buzzelli said: “Ashley is very happy. He’s a good guy and my granddaughter is a beauty.”
Sharon is believed to be a very “sweet” girl , who comes from a normal Italian family. She was first spotted out with the footballer clubbing in London back in June. Cheryl and footy star Ashley wed in a fairytale showbiz wedding in 2006.
The Girls Aloud singer was left devastated when clubber Aimee Walton did a kiss-and-tell in a newspaper just two years later. Although Cheryl stuck by her man, more girls came forward with their stories of sexting and sleeping with Ashley – and the pair finally divorced in 2010.
The 32-year-old beauty is now married to Jean-Bernard, after a top secret wedding last year following just three months of dating. She recently discussed starting a family of her own – admitting: “Maybe it’s not for me.”