London: On one hand Ashley Cole desires for amity with former lover Cheryl Cole, on the other the love rat finds it hard to keep his month-long relationship with hot and happening Annie Cooper secretive.
Despite attempts to keep it hush, Ashley let his guard down to party with her and team-mates after a 2-0 wins over Man City on Sunday.
To escape from paparazzi, he laid on a car to ferry the actress and a pal between London clubs Whisky Mist and Jet Black. The driver later took the beauty to Cole`s mansion at 4am.
Annie, has worked in Corrie and hit movie ‘Kick-Ass’ has joined the Channel 4 soap last month in which she plays a wannabe. Her first shoot is slated for early next month.
A source said: "Ashley was enjoying being single but was taken by Annie after a friend introduced them. He didn`t want it all coming out as it`s early days. He wanted to be confident Annie could handle the attention." The pair were seen walking hand-in-hand through Whisky Mist.
The source added: "They were on a table with Ashley`s pals when he suggested playing the ice-cube game. This involved passing the ice-cube, boy to girl, using their mouths. The lads then got carried away by putting the ice down the girls` tops."
However Ashley has not seen Annie this week as he`s been preparing for England`s Euro 2012 qualifier with Wales today.