BlindGossip – We frequently report on couples that are the product of two consenting celebrities and their public relations teams. But if they plan to get married, they must really love each other, right? Wrong. This couple serves some very specific needs. For the guy, it’s about a paycheck (as she will be footing the bill for the next year) and some time in the spotlight. For the girl, it is a distraction from a couple of recent professional fumbles. So they both benefit from this deal. Before you start shopping for their wedding gift, however, you should know that their breakup is already scheduled for next year. It is timed to occur right around another announcement.
Jason Bell is a former professional football player who played for Tampa Bay and Houston before retiring due to multiple injuries. Nadine quit the popular British girlband Girls Aloud last year. Fumble. She tried for a solo career, but her first single wound up selling a whopping 117 copies. Fumble. Then there was that whole X Factor fiasco. Fumble.
Coyle and Bell announced their engagement in September 2010. They did lots of photo ops together, then broke off their engagement last week (supposedly because they just couldn’t decide on a wedding date).
Just a few days later, there was another big announcement: Girls Aloud is getting back together! What a coincidence! It’s a miracle, people! They expect to be in the studio recording a new album in January of 2012.
A lot of you picked up on the “fumble” clue… but zeroed in on the wrong football player. Congratulations to Nina, who was first with the correct guess!
From The Daily Mirror:
They’ve got a Whole Lotta History between them – and not all of it good. Even so, Girls Aloud are getting back together again…
Following several conference calls, the five original girlband members have agreed to return to the studio in January.
And surprisingly, it was Nadine Coyle – the one seen as turning her back on the others when she went solo and moved to LA to open a pub – who has held out the olive branch.
She started by offering to bury the hatchet with Cheryl Cole. And not in the 27-year-old Geordie’s head.
After all the X Factor hoo-ha, Nadine contacted Cheryl to offer her support and a shoulder to cry on.
The Derry-born singer also had a few troubles of her own to offload. Nadine, 25, is devastated after splitting up with fiance Jason Bell earlier this month. Meanwhile, her solo career has hardly set the world on fire. Her debut single, Insatiable, only sold 117 copies with Tesco.
She and Chez had a good old chat and also agreed to start afresh along with the rest of Girls Aloud – Sarah Harding, 29, Nicola Roberts, 25, and 29-year-old Kimberley Walsh.
My source tells me: “All is forgiven between Nadine and the rest of the band. It’s all water under the bridge.
“They’re excited they’re going to be making a fresh start together on this next adventure of their lives.
“In six months time it’ll be back to work as normal – they are itching to get back in the studio.”