The footballer's woes are mounting following a string of revelations about his love life. He reportedly sent explicit text messages to a glamour model and a secretary, with whom he had a physical relationship. He was also accused of cheating on his wife in 2008.
Now a fifth woman has stepped forward to go public about her relationship with the 29-year-old. Alexandra Taylor has revealed that she slept with Cole only hours after he first went public about his relationship with Cole in 2004, eight months before their engagement.
Taylor claims she got talking to the Chelsea and England full-back at a London nightclub before being taken back to his bachelor flat, which was in the same apartment complex where Cheryl was living.
The 27-year-old told the Sunday Mirror: "I was at the bar. Ashley just butted in and started chatting to me. It was clear he fancied me and he seemed quite drunk. We went and sat down alone at his table. But I didn’t know anything about him and Cheryl – he certainly never mentioned her while we were talking. And later that night we went back to his place for sex."
She continued: "He was really hands on and flirty when we got back there. We were both attracted to each other – it was really intense. After about 15 minutes he said, 'I'm going upstairs to lie down,' and as he went he gave me the eye to follow him.
"It lasted about 15 minutes and was really lousy. I tried to get some conversation out of him afterwards but he just wanted to roll over and go to sleep. It was like he had got what he wanted and that was all he cared about."
Although she left soon after, Taylor says she received a call from one of Cole's friends the next day.
She recounted: "He kept saying 'I beg you not to tell anyone about you and Ashley'. He was being quite nasty and aggressive. It made me think Ashley was a bit of a wimp for not calling me himself, but he was always getting his friends to do his dirty work."
Although the pair saw each other on and off for the next two months, they never had sex again. Taylor said: "The problem with Ashley was that he couldn't handle his drink - so every time he got tipsy he was over to me, flirting, touching my bum. I knew he and Cheryl were a hot couple. But he never talked about her and I thought, 'They've not been together long and if he’s behaving like this, he can't be that serious'.
"I'm not proud of it, but at the time I thought something could happen between us. When I look back I realise how arrogant Ashley was... But now I wish I had gone public – or at least tried to let Cheryl know what her man was like."
Taylor has since relocated back to her hometown Blackpool, where she now works as a nursery nurse and beauty therapist.
She added: "I realise now how stupid we models were. The footballers treated us like meat, but we all wanted the WAG lifestyle so we let them do exactly what they wanted. I didn't get Ashley, but I couldn’t be happier with my life now. Cheryl got him and he's brought her nothing but hurt and misery."
Cheryl has reportedly said that she cannot forgive her husband, while Ashley's father Ron Callender has said that he expects the couple to divorce.
> Cheryl Cole: 'I can't forgive Ashley'