He’s been billed as a wild international playboy with a woman in every port.
But pals of Cheryl Cole’s new 33-year-old husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, say his party boy image is undeserved and the reality is rather more boring, he is actually an estate agent.
One friend said: “The notion that he has never worked is really unfair; JB has built up a lot of money working in Dubai and New York in real estate.
“His father was in the same business and he has merely kept it in the family.”
While he was involved in running pop-up restaurant Cosy Box in Cannes, southern France, for seven years, it was never his main source of income. It has since closed and he is now moving to London with Cheryl .
Jean-Bernard’s former business partner Franck Twister said earlier this week: “I believe Cheryl has told him she doesn’t want him to carry on working because now he’s too interested in having fun to want to work.”