Ashley Cole has revealed his intention to wed his ex Cheryl Cole again.

The Chelsea footballer made the announcement after Cheryl's 28th birthday on Friday night when the couple were spotted kissing in full view of friends and family.

The pair, who got divorced nine months ago, started seeing each other again three months ago, according to the Daily Mail.

The relationship was rekindled before Cheryl went to America for her short-lived stint on The X Factor.

Last night, the 30-year-old footballer told mates: 'I'm going to marry Cheryl again, it's what we both want.'

A source close to the footballer told the Mail: "It was no secret that Cheryl's mind was not on The X Factor – Simon Cowell even said as much.

"Ash made it clear to all his friends that he wanted to win Cheryl back and they've been properly in touch for the past six months, meeting at his brother Matty's house.

"They've spent so many evenings together, it was all like a covert operation.

"There was a kiss here and there, but things got a little bit more intimate just before Cheryl went to America."

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Cheryl's birthday bash was attended by new UK X Factor judge, the Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, and Girls Aloud bandmates Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.

 A source told the Mirror: "Cheryl is back home and they have never been happier.

"Ashley has got his wife back, and this time it’s for keeps,' a source told The Mirror.

"He has learned from his mistakes and knows he messed up but he’s promised Cheryl he will change."