Cheryl Cole had it all in the palm of her hand and then found herself fired from X Factor USA, returning to the UK to nurse the hurt and, by the sound of it, stoke the flames of bitterness against her former Svengali, Simon Cowell.
I still think that had she dressed more like Kate, now Duchess of Cambridge, she would have had greater acceptance, but on her first public appearance in the USA her sense of style deserted her and she emerged in an outfit that had some fashionista reach for comforting carbs and therapy treatment. Some may never recover.
Since then, Miss Cole has re-emerged with a new blonde hairstyle and a re-awakening of her romance with ex-husband and love rat Ashley Cole. Now, I don't know if he is good for her long-term or not, but I find it amazing how the media has urged her not to return to him. As if her private life had anything to do with the rest of us!
Ashley is obviously the man she wants and as she is not a stupid woman, one imagines she knows the risks involved in getting back with him. He professes to love her too and I believe him, although I also think he is the kind of guy who can separate love for someone with a roll in the hay with another. There are lots of men like that, just ask their long-suffering wives or mistresses. Ask Camilla!
Cheryl Cole will be on television again soon and battling with the Duchess for tabloid space. Meanwhile, if being back with Ashley makes her feel good then that's her business.