Oh dear, and we thought things were going so well with Ashley and Cheryl Cole! According to today's The People, the Chelsea star has put his former £3.5 million martial home with the Geordie singer up for sale, after admitting defeat in trying to win her back!
Despite recent claims of family get-togethers and plans to move back into the house together, the newspaper says that Cheryl and Ashley had an "emotional chat" earlier this month where they agreed it was over for them.
A source close to Ashley told the tabloid: "He and Cheryl tried to give it a go but it didn’t work.
"Now Ashley wants to completely start again. Staying in that house brings back bad memories. He no longer wants to live there because he needs a clean break. He wants to be talked about for his football, not for his private life. He wants to live a more low-key life.
"This is a reason behind him being very, very keen to move to America."
The paper adds that Ashley is aiming to follow in the footsteps of former Arsenal footie star Thierry Henry, who now plays for the New York Red Bulls in the states.
The news comes as the Sunday Mirror claim that Ashley has already moved on from the Girls Aloud singer, spending nights out clubbing behind her back!
“Ashley was on the table near us and he was covered in young girls wearing the usual next-to-nothing club outfits," a source revealed. "One blonde girl in particular was gyrating all over him. She had a bright blue dress that was so short you could practically see everything.
“Ashley’s eyes were popping out of his head. He was enjoying every minute and was definitely playing the single man part. He was on his phone quite a bit in between girls dancing for him. And as a reward to the group of ladies he bought a tray of about 20 shots.
"Which they happily downed before starting their smutty dance routine again.”
However the claims come less than 24 hours after The Sun reported that Cheryl and Ashley had organised a family meal to allow their friends and relatives to clear the air. A source said yesterday: "Cheryl and Ashley are a sealed deal – but they need this dinner to clear the air between the families. There’s still bad feeling, particularly on Cheryl’s side."
The only thing we know for sure is that clearly no one knows anything about the status of this relationship!