Cheryl Cole ‘gives away jewellery gifted to her by Ashley’

Updated: May 31, 2010, 10:41 AM IST

London: Cheryl Cole is getting rid of gifts that her soon-to-be-ex-husband Ashley bought her during their marriage.

The Girls Aloud star, 26, is believed to have given away thousands of pounds worth of gifts – including jewellery from her love-rat hubby.

Unwanted necklaces, earrings and bracelets were dished out to her pals and mum Joan during a recent girl’s night in.

Cheryl has given away a diamond heart pendant, according to sources.

"Cheryl has had a massive clear-out, like anyone would after a break-up. A load of jewellery, especially earrings and necklaces, some of which were bought for her by Ashley, were thrown into the tidy-up,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.

"She didn`t even like a lot of the pieces as they`re not her style, far too bling.

"Even the bits she does like, she doesn`t want to wear them, although she has held on to her wedding ring.

"She has closed that chapter of her life so she wants rid of a lot of the things they have accumulated," the source added.

The singer launched divorce proceedings against the Chelsea and England defender, 29, last week.