Nicola Roberts defends friend Cheryl Cole"s whirlwind marriage

Nicola Roberts has publicly defended Cheryl Cole“s decision to marry Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after a whirlwind three month romance.

Cheryl, 31, shocked fans on Sunday night when she revealed she had secretly tied the knot, and now her former Girls Aloud bandmate has backed her decision.

Nicola Roberts has defended Cheryl Cole”s decision to marry after three months

Taking to Instagram, Nicola wrote, “You can be in a relationship for two years and feel nothing; you can be in a relationship for two months and feel everything.

“Time is not a measure of quality; of infatuation or of love.”

Cheryl and Jean-Bernard, 33, kept their wedding plans a closely guarded secret, inviting just four guests to see them exchange vows on the island of Mustique.

Cheryl Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl’s mum Joan and her PA Lily England were reportedly at the wedding, which was confirmed by Cheryl on Instagram.

“I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news… Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14,” the X Factor star announced.

“We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together.”