We often hear about trial separations, but Cheryl Cole and Ashley are reportedly taking part in a 'trial reunion' in a bid to strength their relationship. According to new! magazine, Cheryl told Derek Hough she was giving Ashley a trial as her boyfriend again!
Cheryl met up with Derek earlier this month when she jetted to LA for a "girls get away" with Girls Aloud pal Kimberley Walsh.
"Derek made it clear he didn't want to hear about him but Cheryl was set on letting him know that she and Ashley are on a trial period," a source said. "Cheryl wanted to assure Derek that she is going to this with her eyes wide open.
"Cheryl admitted that she dealt with the situation [with Derek] badly and put it down to being in a bad place, Derek didn't want to go into what happened between them too much as it's still raw for him, but they spoke about move on and being friends."
Cheryl and Derek are understood to have dated for a year after she divorced Ashley following claims of cheating in the press. Although the pair split up earlier this year, it seems Chezza still has more than a soft spot for the professional dancer.
"Cheryl got quite teary eyed and said she couldn't bear not having [Derek] in her life," the pal continued to blab. "She said he was one of the 'best things' that had ever happened to her."