Cheryl plans to divorce Ashley after he cheated on her with five women. "Now she's made the decision her marriage to Ashley is over Cheryl wants to move on," said a music industry source.
The source added: "This name change is the final thing she feels she has to do before a divorce starts moving forwards. She's numb about the marriage ending but knows she needs to pick herself up. Throwing herself into work is how she's coping."