Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Ashley Cole has been keeping a low profile of late, but rumours have been swirling that he's expecting his second child with partner Sharon Canu. Pictures of the pair show model Sharon sporting what looks to be a rounded stomach, which many fans are speculating is a baby bump. If so, it would be the second baby for the couple after Sharon gave birth in February In a message to mark the tot's first birthday this year, footballer Ashley said he was living the "dream" thanks to his beautiful son, the most important thing in his life.
His poignant and heartfelt tweet was a very rare glimpse into Ashley's personal life, as he's kept both Sharon and their child away from the limelight.
Not even the name of their baby son has been revealed publicly, suggesting they've surrounded themselves with a trustworthy network of friends. Ashley playing for LA Galaxy in Image: Liam Payne is tip-toeing around the house as he tries to keep the noise down It's an entirely different world from Ashley's marriage to popstar ex-wife Cheryl, which dominated the headlines from the moment they were first spotted together. As a couple, they walked red carpets, gushed about each other in interviews and even posed for a cringe-worthy National Lottery campaign, while their wedding pictures were sold to a glossy magazine.
In contrast, there are no social media pictures of Ashley and Sharon together, no images of their son, and Ashley's never spoken once about Sharon to the media. Ashley with ex-wife Cheryl Image: Getty Sharon is somewhat of an enigma - fiercely private, mysterious and practically invisible on social media.
But here's what we do know about the Italian model: Who is Sharon Canu and where is she from? Sharon Canu hails from Italy although little is known about her background, as she prefers to stay away from the limelight.
She grew up in Rome but now lives in Los Angeles. What does Sharon Canu do for a living? Sharon Canu has worked as a model in the past, as evidenced by a few photos visible to the public on her Facebook page. Ashley keeps a low profile these days Image: Ashley and Sharon never publicly confirmed the pregnancy, which was reported back in December Ashley now lives in the US Image: While Ashley has kept his baby far away from the glares of the camera, he did take to Twitter to post a happy birthday message to his one-year-old son.
Sharon has a Facebook account which is private. There is no Instagram and a Twitter account under her name has just a smattering of tweets. How is life different for Ashley after his split from Cheryl? Ashley and Cheryl met when they lived in the same apartment complex in London. At the time Ashley was arguably the bigger star, playing for Arsenal and England, while Cheryl was enjoying success with Girls Aloud.
They kept their romance under wraps at first, until they were snapped together leaving a shopping centre and the media floodgates opened. The couple were engaged in Dubai in and married in a big white wedding the following year, selling the photos to OK! Cheryl and Ashley in Image: They arguably rivalled Posh and Becks when it came to fame.
Then, of course, there was THAT joint photoshoot for National Lottery Dream Number in , where they both dressed in white outfits and struck a cringe pose. They split in after allegations Ashley had been unfaithful. Cheryl went on to continue her high profile career as an X Factor judge and solo popstar, as well as gigs as L'Oreal ambassador and glossy magazine covers. Ashley, meanwhile, seemed to fade from the gossip headlines as time went on, leaving the newspaper front pages and returning to the back pages where the only thing discussed was his football career.
That National Lottery campaign Image: Getty Images What is Ashley's ex-wife Cheryl doing now? Like Ashley, Cheryl started to retreat from the limelight in recent years. She kept her relationship to second husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini so private barely anybody knew they were a couple until she confirmed their whirlwind wedding on Twitter.
Even after that, she rarely spoke about him in public and their appearances together were also far and few between, and where JB did join Cheryl in public, he tried to hide away from the cameras.
Cheryl is now dating Liam Payne Image: Getty Cheryl showing off her baby bump Image: