Ashley Cole to marry in “wedding of the year”

PinkNews Staff Writer July 15, 2006
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England footballer Ashley Cole is to marry Girls Aloud star, Cheryl Tweedy on Saturday in what is being dubbed, “the celebrity magazine wedding of the year.”

Cole and Tweedy are to tie the knot at Highclere Castle, Berkshire, the venue for singer Peter Andre and model Jordan’s marriage last September.

In June, Cole has received an apology and damages following a series of newspaper articles that wrongly claimed him to have been involved in a gay orgy.

The News of the World and the Sun published a series of articles between the 12th and 19th of February 2006 accompanied with pixelated photographs of Mr Cole and the radio DJ Masterstepz (Ian Thompson) although neither party were named.

The following week, published an unedited version of the photographs that confirmed that the newspapers were alleging that Mr Cole and Mr Thompson were the parties involved in the alleged orgy.

Following the publication of the photographs on, Mr Cole and Mr Thompson began legal action against the News of the World and the Sun but not against

The newspapers published their allegations despite the fact that Cole has already proposed to Tweedy whilst on a romantic break in Dubai. The pair were riding on camels across sand dunes when her then boyfriend pulled out a diamond ring.

“I couldn’t believe it when he popped the question but now I can’t wait to be a footballer’s wife,” she said afterwards. “We were on holiday in Dubai and Ashley got down on one knee. I was so shocked and he was crying. I’d never seen him cry before.”

Cole’s friend, Masterstepz helped him arrange entertainment for the party. wish Ashley and Cheryl the best of luck

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