She was apparently pursued by the now LA Galaxy full-back but since she didn't know who he was, she asked for the opinion of a journalist.
Katie Hind told Mail Online: "Producing an i Phone from her handbag, she pointed to the picture of a good-looking man on her Twitter account, and said: 'Do you know this guy, Ashley Cole? "It came a few years after Cole's divorce from Cheryl in 2010, when he was playing for Chelsea.
CHERYL broke down in tears after her ex Ashley Cole sent his well wishes to her and Liam Payne following the birth of their baby, it has been claimed.
The star recently welcomed her first baby with the One Direction star, and they've shared their joy online - announcing the news in a lengthy post.
Ashley Cole (born 20 December 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.
Last week the US actress, 36, and the Prince, 33, announced their engagement and will tie the knot in May next year.
But since then, astonishing reports have emerged that the Suits star almost wined and dined with Cole, 36, on a trip to London.
Cheryl and Ashley split up in 2010 before a heartbreaking divorce amid claims he had cheated on her.
While they haven't remained close, it's now claimed in a shock new report that Ashley reached out to offer the best to his ex after she gave birth.