Cheryl`s secret meetings with Ashley

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 20:08 PM IST

London: Singer Cheryl Cole reportedly met her ex-husband, footballer Ashley Cole, at their former marital home.

"The key thing that led to contact being restored was the interview. Ashley had been absolutely dreading it. He`d feared another bucketload of s**t after all the media criticism of him. But Cheryl only spoke of love and tenderness. She couldn`t have been nicer," a source told News of the World.

Ashley is said to have also called Cheryl last week to arrange tickets to the National Television Awards Wednesday night and asked to meet her after the ceremony, reports digitalspy.co.uk.

"He has been getting some positive signals from Cheryl and has been responding to them. He called her from the training ground and she told him she was going and he wanted tickets," said a friend.

"He said he`d be discreet and make sure they weren`t pictured together - and then they could meet somewhere private afterwards. They talked for 10 minutes. It was obvious from his reaction she was unsure - but only because she was worried they`d be pictured. She wasn`t against the idea of meeting," the friend added.

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