Pop star Cheryl Cole has defended her husband, British footballer Ashley Cole, who continues to be taunted by fans following last year’s tabloid allegations that he was involved in a gay orgy.
Said Cole: “At first I laughed my head off because the suggestion was so ridiculous. But Ashley wasn’t laughing. It wasn’t very nice for either of us, but it certainly wasn’t a good time for him. But I was there for him when people had a go at him in the street or asked if he was gay. He says it doesn’t hurt him when stuff is said but deep down I know it must do. To be honest, it’s more devastating for me than it is for him because I love him and I know what he’s going through.”