Sarah Harding, 28, is said to be “furious" while fellow bandmates Nadine Coyle, 24, Kimberley Walsh, 28, and Nicola Roberts, 24, said Ashley “didn"t deserve" her. “As far as they"re concerned Ashley is holding Cheryl back. He doesn"t deserve her and she doesn"t deserve any of this worry," the Sun quoted a close friend of the group as saying.
“Sarah is particularly angry, furious in fact, but all the girls are upset and see each other as sisters. They will fight tooth and claw to protect Cheryl," the friend said. Ashley, who is recovering at home from surgery on a broken ankle, is also facing a daily verbal battering from mother-in-law Joan Callaghan, who lives with the couple in Surrey. “Cheryl"s mum is also livid. She has said she"ll support whatever decision Cheryl makes, but privately believes she deserves better," the friend added.