Cheryl Cole met Cape Town real estate agents

2014-01-26 14:00

British songbird Cheryl Cole is back in the recording studio after a South African Christmas break that saw her partying up a storm in Cape Town.

This week South African real estate agents said they met with the 30-year-old beauty, but she had not invested in local property – contrary to reports in the British tabloids.

The Fight for this Love singer – the ex-wife of Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole – enjoyed her first “hot Christmas” last month sipping cocktails at a friend’s luxury Clifton apartment, which boasts an infinity-edge swimming pool overlooking the sea.

Cole’s South African friend, blonde and bronzed Janine Lazard, is an interior designer with a long list of rich and famous clients around the world.

She has revamped the mansions of several English soccer stars, which is how the friendship started.

Other recent glamorous jobs include renovating a Los Angeles penthouse and refitting a yacht in St Tropez, according to her company’s website.

This week a Cape Town real estate agent, who did not want to be named, told City Press that she met with Cole, but the singer has yet to sign on any dotted line.

“Cheryl didn’t buy anything and she’s gone back home now,” said the agent, who described Cole as “one hell of a sweet girl”.

Another real estate agent said he partied with Cole, adding that she’s visited Cape Town a few times before.

Photographs show Cole holding a small dog, frolicking in a string bikini and twirling a toddler on Clifton First Beach, which made international headlines when a Chinese trawler ran aground there last year. She also visited Shimmy Beach Club at the V&A Waterfront.

The Daily Star reported that Cole was seen house-hunting along the Mother City’s Atlantic seaboard – and that price was “no problem” for the British celebrity.

Two weeks ago Cole bemoaned the end of her Cape Town beach break on Instagram: “Back to reality. My holiday was everything. Now I’m back and ready for #2014!! Shout out to everyone I met! I could be here all day editing my memories. @janinelazard I love you so much.”

On Monday, London vocal producer Camille Purcell announced that she was busy in a recording studio with Cole. The next day she tweeted: “@CherylCole is a pro. And suchhh a lovely person. Thanks so much babe xx.”

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