Ashley Cole spotted hand-in-hand with new blonde Hollyoaks babe
Ashley has been snapped with new Hollyoaks star Annie Cooper, 27.
'Ashley was enjoying being single but was taken by Annie after a friend introduced them,' an insider tells The Sun.
'He didn't want it all coming out as it's early days.
'He wanted to be confident Annie could handle the attention.'
Blonde Annie's first scenes in Hollyoaks have not yet been broadcast but she plays a wannabe WAG in the Liverpool soap.
She and Ashley, 30, were seen walking hand-in-hand through Whisky Mist last weekend.
The Chelsea star has already enjoyed a post-divorce romance with Playboy Bunny Kayla Collins but the relationship didn't last and she went on to date The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright.