It's time for the artist formerly known as Cheryl Cole -
Chezza is dropping her last name as she prepares for a career comeback.
The Girls Aloud star has decided to ditch her marital
surname and be known simply as Cheryl after splitting from Brit soccer star
Ashley Cole in 2010.
Cheryl filed for divorce from Ashley following
allegations that he had cheated on her with a string of women.
A source told The Sun on Sunday, "Cheryl is
beginning a new chapter in her life so she doesn't want to be associated with
negative stuff from the past.
"She's not removing Cole legally, it's just a career
statement. She's in a really good place at the moment and wants to take life by
the balls. She can't wait to start performing live again and her new stage name
has given her comeback an extra bit of spice."
Cheryl will launch her latest assault on the charts when she
releases new single Call My Name later this month. We'll wait to watch if her
particular brand of name dropping has an effect.