Remember when MC Harvey told everyone that he was in a deep and meaningful email relationship with Cheryl Cole in 2010?

Harvey practically stated that the two were in love and Cheryl was prepared to leave her then husband Ashley Cole, for him.

Well, it turns out that Harvey was the victim of ‘catfishing’… or just basically someone who was pretending to be Cheryl Cole to have a laugh at him.

Ahh, so when she denied it she wasn’t lying.

The news has come out after Now magazine published a public apology to Cheryl; this was the publication that Harvey sent the emails to and they stood firmly by his claims calling Cheryl a liar when she denied the fling.

The apology, which can be seen in today’s edition of Now magazine, reads:

In an article last February we said that Cheryl Cole had had a secret romantic relationship with Michael Harvey Jr, aka MC Harvey, formerly of the group So Solid Crew.

When Cheryl went to Twitter to deny this we published a second article saying we’d seen emails that evidenced there had been a relationship. Although we had seen several hundred emails, written over a six-month period, apparently between Cheryl, her mother and Michael, we are now satisfied that the emails from Cheryl and her mother are not genuine.

They appear to be the work of a calculated and meticulous hoaxer masquerading as Cheryl who went to great lengths to deceive MC Harvey. The hoaxer’s motives remain unknown but what has become clear is that there was never any relationship between Cheryl and Michael and we were wrong not to accept Cheryl’s denial.

We’re sorry, Cheryl, for any embarrassment and upset we have caused you. We have agreed to pay Cheryl damages and her legal costs.


Well, this is awkward.