By SARA NATHAN
Set to wed? Ashley Cole has apparently vowed to remarry ex-wife Cheryl, seen here on her 28th birthday on Friday night, just nine months after their divorce
Ashley Cole has declared his intention to marry Cheryl Cole again... just nine months after they divorced.
His announcement followed Cheryl's 28th birthday party on Friday night when the couple were seen kissing in front of friends and family – including the X Factor judge's still-disapproving mother.
Ashley rekindled his romance with the Girls Aloud star three months ago, the Daily Mail can reveal.
Still in love: Ashley and Cheryl have apparently been seeing each other again for the last three months
Their secret affair had started well before Cheryl made her ill-fated bid to crack America on The X Factor USA.
And on Saturday night, Ashley was seen heading back to the newly-blonde singer's hotel to spend the night with her.
Last night, the Chelsea footballer, 30, told friends: 'I'm going to marry Cheryl again, it's what we both want.'
Trying to hide: Ashley concealed himself behind the seat of his car as he was driven away from Cheryl's party
A source close to the footballer told the Mail: 'It was no secret that Cheryl's mind was not on The X Factor – Simon Cowell even said as much.
'Ash made it clear to all his friends that he wanted to win Cheryl back and they've been properly in touch for the past six months, meeting at his brother Matty's house.
'They've spent so many evenings together, it was all like a covert operation.
'There was a kiss here and there, but things got a little bit more intimate just before Cheryl went to America.'
Happy again: A smiling and newly-blonde Cheryl Cole arrives the Sanderson Hotel in London for her 28th birthday party
Back in the limelight: The pop singer strode confidently into the hotel in a white Sixties-style dress and high-heeled sandals
Birthday girl: Cheryl looked excited as she cuts her elaborate birthday cake
After the £20,000 bash at London's Sanderson hotel, Cole was seen to head upstairs to his ex-wife's £1,000-a-night penthouse suite at the hotel.
Contrary to reports, Cheryl's mother Joan Callaghan, 51, is not happy about the reunion.
The friend added: 'The only big opposition is Joan, she's really depressed about this.'
source : dailymail