Cheryl Cole is having French lessons.

The 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in secret last week following a two-month relationship and she is making every effort to learn her husband's native tongue.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''JB went to university in New York and speaks great English. There is no need or any rush for Cheryl to learn to speak French - but it is known as the language of love.''

Only last month, Jean-Bernard - who owns pop-up bar Cosy Box in Cannes, France - revealed that he was teaching Newcastle-born Cheryl a few phrases.

He joked: ''My English is better than her French but I teach her the words. Mainly the bad words! She teaches me the Geordie.''

It was recently revealed that 31-year-old Cheryl - who was previously married to soccer player Ashley Cole - is to take her new husband's surname in her personal life, but not in her pop career.

A friend of former Girls Aloud star said: ''Cheryl is very traditional and she is taking JB's name going forward.

''She kept the Cole name after her divorce from Ashley as it felt like a backwards step reverting to [her maiden name] Tweedy. But this is a very different situation.

''She's a traditionalist and this is the man she plans to spend the rest of her life with.

''For music, she's likely to use just Cheryl for her official artist name in the future.''