'Dancing' Star Finds Himself in Britain's Version of Tiger Woods Scandal
By PopEater Staff Posted Feb 23rd 2010 09:40AM
In case you don't follow British gossip, there's a massive infidelity scandal going on between a sports superstar and his drop-dead gorgeous wife ... sound familiar? Soccer (err, football) superstar Ashley Cole and his pop star wife Cheryl are going through a nasty time right now after she found racy texts on Ashley's phone (again ... sound familiar?), and other reports claim he was sleeping with the woman he was texting -- and possibly many others. (cough cough Tiger Woods)
So while it's juicy and salacious, just how does this affect us in the United States? Well, it didn't really -- hey, we've got our own pants-dropping sports stars, thank you very much -- until a new man emerged in the life of Cheryl Cole: None other than 'Dancing With the Stars' blondie Derek Hough.
Hough was seen exiting Cole's Los Angeles hotel in the wee hours of the morning with dog in tow, sending the media into a speculation frenzy. Cole is in the U.S. allegedly shopping for houses, as her U.K. marital house is no longer a place she wants to live. Britain's Daily Mail, always clever with their suggestiveness, remark that Hough "was grinning from ear to ear as he carried out his pet Yorkshire terrier."
Cheryl Cole, who shot to fame thanks to her involvement in British pop group Girls Aloud and on the 'The X Factor,' became close with Hough after they danced together on a British Christmas special. Hough later went on to star in a music video for the song 'Parachutes.'
Cheryl's soon-to-be-ex-husband, who plays left-back for Chelsea in England's Premier League, has reportedly admitted a sexual affair with one woman who he was exchanging text messages with. At least five others have come forward claiming they also had flings with the footballer. He's currently under investigation and faces a possible suspension or fine for attempting to have his Chelsea team cover up his scandal.
It's reported that Ashley may be hit with a fine up to $500,000 for smuggling girls into his hotel rooms for pre-game romps while his team was on the road. One such woman, political aide Ann Corbitt, is now a the center of Ashley's scandal, as texts and e-mails between the two have leaked to the press.