Over? As her DIVORCE goes public, Cheryl responds on Instagram

It's bye-bye to Fernandez-Versini and back to Tweedy for Cheryl, as the X Factor star has reportedly filed for divorce after just 18 months of marriage.

According to new reports this evening, Cheryl and her second husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, "secretly" split back in August, but made things official by filing for divorce this week.

The X Factor judge is said to have cited "irreconcilable differences" on her divorce filing, with a source telling The Sunday Mirror that she realised she had made a mistake marrying Jean-Bernard after such a short time.

"In the end Cheryl realised she had married too soon and had been swept away by a bit of a whirlwind romance.

"Over time it became clear to each of them that they were very different people and from very different worlds."

And rather than quash the reports this evening, Cheryl instead chose to stay silent – though she did post this uncaptioned selfie to Instagram within minutes of the news going public:

With over 40,000 likes in just a few hours, it's safe to say Cheryl's fans are already stepping up to support her.

It's been a tough year for the singer, whose noticeable weight loss attracted a lot of unwanted attention – which she was quick to hit back about.

"You have no idea what I have been through. Just losing my father in law v recently and everything that comes with that. Not that I am or should justify myself to anyone," she wrote on social media earlier this year in response to her critics.

"I’m so f***ing sick of people thinking it’s ok to be mean or body shame anyone."

Here's hoping 2016 is a more positive year for Cheryl.