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Reports suggest that Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell's 'close relationship' has ended for good.
Cheryl is said to be so angry with Simon over the treatment she received during her brief stint on the US X-Factor that she no longer wants anything to do with him.
A friend of Cheryl told The Sun newspaper: ‘Cheryl trusted him implicitly and she doesn’t do that with many people.’
‘He made a mockery of their friendship so now it’s dead in the water.’
Simon recently broke his silence on the debacle surrounding Cheryl's recent sacking, claiming he took the decision to send her packing because he thought she looked 'uncomfortable'.
The music mogul went on: ‘This has been a rough two weeks. The hardest thing to accept is that everyone has painted me as a monster because I embarrassed her. But the truth was I was protecting her.'
If reports are to be believed, however, Cheryl feels their relationship has become untenable.