Cheryl, 27, spent the beginning of 2011 on a week-long break in South Africa with dancer Derek, 25, and saw in the New Year at a lavish party thrown by a property tycoon.
Although the pair have refused to confirm or deny rumours that they are more than just friends, the holiday snaps certainly make things appear that way. They reportedly enjoyed their first public kiss at the party and Derek is thought to have splashed out on a £10,000 diamond bracelet for Cheryl.
But her ex-husband Ashley Cole, 30, who Cheryl divorced over cheating allegations, is said to be heartbroken after seeing the pictures.
A source told The Sun: “Ashley has realised things have moved on – and he is heartbroken. He knows he is the one who screwed up.
“He was close to tears. It looks more and more like Cheryl and Derek are officially an item.”
A source told The Daily Star: “Kayla is getting fed up with him pining for Cheryl.”