Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini heard his ex-wife Cheryl is expecting a baby on the news.
The French businessman and the 33-year-old former Girls Aloud singer were married for 18 months – between July 2014 and October 2016 – and Jean admits he found out through the media that she is having a child with One Direction’s Liam Payne, 23, just like everyone else.
He told London’s Evening Standard newspaper: "Funnily enough that [the news] was how I heard."
The restaurant owner had nothing but kind words to say about his former spouse’s happy news and says having children makes the world a "better place".
He added: "It’s a great thing to have babies. There are so many sad things these days, if everyone was creating life, the world would be a better place."
Now he has moved on from Cheryl, Jean hasn’t ruled out getting married again but says he won’t go looking for love as he believes fate will bring him together with the right woman.
He said: "You cannot approach it differently when you fall in love. If you can give me tips for me to structure my heart in order not to fall in love the same way, please explain to me but I don’t think it’s possible. If it happens, it happens. My life has never been about looking for something. It comes to me. I’m old-fashioned. If I’m meant to meet the person, I will. If not, I will go home."
Jean and Cheryl tied the knot on Macaroni Beach in Mustique on July 7, 2014, after only three months of dating following a meeting at the Cannes Film Festival in France.