Cheryl Cole is at war with fellow Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle – and she’s backed by her other three bandmates.
The Geordie beauty insists Nadine has failed to support her following her split from cheating husband Ashley.
And “wor lass” Cheryl scoffed at Nadine’s claim that she tried to get in touch with the X Factor judge when both were in Los Angeles earlier this month.
Cheryl, 26, is supported by bandmates Kimberly Walsh, 28, Nicola Roberts, 24, and Sarah Harding, 28.
And they are convinced that the Irishborn Nadine’s behaviour is the latest example of her lack of commitment to the band.
But Nadine is busy on a solo album in Los Angeles and sources say she could be considering a future apart from the band.
The four girls have accused Nadine, 25, of breaking one of the band’s unwritten rules by giving an interview last weekend in which she discussed Cheryl in public.
Nadine claimed she DID call Cheryl and emailed her after England and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole’s lovecheating antics were revealed. A source close to Girls Aloud said: “Cheryl feels completely betrayed by Nadine. She is hurt that she didn’t hear from her after Ashley’s cheating but feels even more upset and angry that Nadine came out in public to insist that she had tried to get in touch with her.
“The rest of the band are even more disgusted with Nadine’s behaviour and are fully behind Cheryl.
Pretended “They have been together for seven years and have got a pact that they support one another through the tough times.
“The support and help Cheryl has had from the other girls has been tremendous but Nadine hasn’t bothered.
“Not only has she not bothered but she has pretended to the band’s fans that she has been a great friend and has been the one who has been shunned but that is complete rubbish.
“Cheryl’s world was shattered when she found out Ashley had been cheating on her again and she quite rightly expected her friends to be there for her. Most of the band were, except Nadine.”
Despite Nadine breaking the most important unwritten rule between the girls, it is not serious enough to drop her.
Last week Nadine insisted she offered Cheryl a shoulder to cry on when she flew out to Los Angeles just days after learning Ashley, 29, had cheated on her several times.
Nadine said: “I sent Cheryl an email and called her. I was like ‘Hi.’ And she said ‘I’m in LA’. I was working on my album and dashing around. She was working and doing her thing. She wasn’t here for very long so we didn’t get the chance to meet up.”
Nadine also claimed she has tried to meet up with Sarah Harding, 28, but like her claims about Cheryl, that has been denied by the band.
The source added: “Nadine has separated herself from the other girls.
“She decided she wanted to make something of herself in America and due to this some questioned her commitment to the band.
“While she was away the other girls would never hear from her, which upset them as they have been through so much over the years.
Upset “But now she has started speaking out, they’ve had it with her.
“They have realised that they will have to continue to work with Nadine but at the moment they are not sure quite how they are going to do it.”
Last night sources close to Nadine said she is still adamant she had tried to support her bandmate.
One said: “Nadine and Cheryl have been friends for years. She insists that she did make contact. Maybe it’s a case of a misunderstanding, messages didn’t get through or something like that.”