“I still can’t believe my lil buddy Cheryl got married. Had no idea. He is a great guy. Am very happy for them.” Music and reality TV mogul Simon Cowell is as shocked as Cheryl Cole’s fans by her secret marriage to French businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. The couple, which has been dating for just over three months, wed earlier this month (Jul14). The British pop star went public with the news on Sunday (13Jul14).