London, (ANI): Cheryl Cole and her estranged husband Ashley have agreed a 'temporary custody" arrangement over their pet pooches. Cheryl, 26, is desperate to have care of chihuahuas Buster, four, and Coco, three, full-time, but so is Ashley, 29. So, to 'keep the peace", the singer and pop star has agreed to let them stay with Ashley for a few days on his return to London.
He is currently in France receiving treatment for a broken ankle. A driver will chauffeur the pets from the marital home in Surrey. “The dogs mean the world to both Cheryl and Ashley," the Mirror quoted a source as saying. “Cheryl, in particular, is attached to them and, in the place of children, would do anything for Buster and Coco. She doesn"t want to lose them.
“They want to sort this out as amicably as possible. So, to keep the peace, Cheryl is allowing Ashley to spend a few days with them. “But she"s not willing to drop them off in person – it"s simply too soon. “Instead, Ashley has arranged for a car to pick them up and take them to his makeshift apartment in London.
“In effect, they"ve negotiated an ad-hoc custody agreement. Cheryl won"t stop Ashley seeing the chihuahuas, but long term she wants them with her," the source added.