By Daily Mail Reporter
Holding a candle? Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole shows off his £200,000 wedding ring on his right hand as he leaves Chinawhite last weekend
It's been over a year since Ashley Cole and his now ex-wife Cheryl split following tabloid revelations about 'sexting' other women.
But it appears the Chelsea footballer is still holding a candle for his ex-wife as he's started wearing his wedding ring again.
Fuelling recent speculation the couple are growing closer again, the Chelsea footballer was spotted with the £200,000 diamond-encrusted band over the weekend.
But given the fact he's divorced, he is choosing to wear it on his right hand instead of the traditional left hand.
Friends of the England player, 30, claim he has been phoning his ex-wife to comfort her from her unceremonious sacking from The X Factor USA last week.
Over the past week, he's been spotted wearing the ring while leaving an England training session at London Colney, Herts, and a recent night out at Chinawhite.
A pal told The Sun: 'It's his way of saying to Cheryl that she is his only true love and he thinks they are close to getting back together.
'Ash is convinced they have a future once again as husband and wife.'
Hoping to win her back? Ashley is said to be hoping Cheryl with give their relationship another try
The Chelsea left back has been reported as trying to win back Cheryl for several months following their divorce last September after just three and a half years of marriage.
The couple announced their split in March 2010 - shortly after tabloid revelations claiming Ashley had been sending sexy texts to other women.
In an interview with Piers Morgan's Life Stories last October, Cheryl, 27, admitted she would always love her former spouse.
The way they were: Ashley - wearing his ring on his left hand - at Cheryl's 26th birthday party in July 2009
The tearful pop star said: 'Once we get over this obstacle, I hope we can be friends again. A part of me will always love Ashley.
'Looking back on it, I feel numb. We had a great marriage and a fantastic wedding day but I don't know where it went wrong.
'To this day I still question that.'
In April, Cheryl's PRs denied a report that she had visited Ashley at his mother's house in Chigwell, Essex.