EastEnders' Cheryl Fergison, 56, insists her husband Yassine Al-Jermini, 35, isn't a 'gold digger'

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Cheryl Fergison has insisted her toyboy husband Yassine Al-Jermini isn’t a ‘gold digger’, and that they are still happily married 11 years on.

The former EastEnders star, 56, exchanged vows with the rarely-seen shop assistant, 35, back in 2011 – however their relationship has been plagued with doubts over the years.

She went on to claim the naysayers are sexist and wouldn’t question Mick Jagger, 78, for his union with ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 35.

Congrats: Cheryl Fergison has insisted her toyboy husband Yassine Al-Jermini isn't a'gold digger', and that they are still happily married 11 years on

Congrats: Cheryl Fergison has insisted her toyboy husband Yassine Al-Jermini isn’t a ‘gold digger’, and that they are still happily married 11 years on

She told The Mirror: ‘The world has become so cynical. People think it’s got to be a con, it’s got to be a problem. But I say, “It hasn’t got to be anything. Just stop it!”

‘It seems to be quite cool for the men, like Mick Jagger, to date younger. And it seems okay for them to have someone else two years later.

‘Well we don’t care. It really is absolutely water off a duck’s back to us now. I just feel sorry for them, that they need to criticise our life.’

Despite her on-screen character Heather Trott being unlucky in love, the actress enjoyed a whirlwind romance with her second husband after meeting him online in 2010.

Couple: Cheryl Fergison has insisted her toyboy husband Yassine Al-Jermini isn't a'gold digger', and that they are still happily married 11 years on (pictured in 2011)

Couple: Cheryl Fergison has insisted her toyboy husband Yassine Al-Jermini isn’t a ‘gold digger’, and that they are still happily married 11 years on (pictured in 2011)

She soon jetted out to his hometown of Agadir and they got hitched by the following June. 

Cheryl previously revealed she didn’t reveal her identity to Moroccan for five months after they starting messaging online.

Talking to Loose Women in 2017, the soap star said she enjoyed an ‘old-fashioned’ courtship with her 30-year-old toyboy.

She said: ‘We met online and wrote to one another on the computer and spoke on the computer. It was very old-fashioned. 

Throwing shade: She went on to claim the naysayers are sexist and wouldn't question Mick Jagger, 78, for his union with ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 35 (pictured in 2019)

Throwing shade: She went on to claim the naysayers are sexist and wouldn’t question Mick Jagger, 78, for his union with ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 35 (pictured in 2019)

‘He didn’t know what I did for a living. I didn’t show him my picture. It was five months of chat before we met each other.

‘I saw him and it was like “ping”. I knew he was the man I was going to marry and I had been married once before.’

Addressing the 21-year age gap, Cheryl said that ‘age doesn’t matter’ and ‘no one blinks when a man does it.’

She continued: ‘Thank goodness we’re not all the same. I think do whatever you are comfortable with.’

Opinionated: She said:'The world has become so cynical. People think it's got to be a con, it's got to be a problem. But I say, "It hasn't got to be anything. Just stop it!"'

Opinionated: She said: ‘The world has become so cynical. People think it’s got to be a con, it’s got to be a problem. But I say, “It hasn’t got to be anything. Just stop it!”‘

Nadia Sawalha asked Cheryl if she had felt ‘worried’ about meeting Yassine at the time?

She replied: ‘I know people could end up looking like Princess Fiona from Shrek or could get catfished. But in life, I think you have to take a chance.

‘If it doesn’t work out and if you fall on your backside, pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Do what you want and don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t.’

Shopkeeper Yassine moved to Britain permanently in 2011 after the couple married at the Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club in Surrey following an 18-month romance.

The Loose Women panel had mistakenly referred to him as a goat herder but Cheryl corrected them on their mistake.

‘Erm, we haven’t got any goats. He’s never been a goat herder,’ she said. ‘Perhaps if he had goats, we would be richer. He’s not the Del Boy of Morocco.

‘Chico was a goat herder, so you might have got it confused.’

Throwback: Despite her on-screen character Heather Trott being unlucky in love, the actress enjoyed a whirlwind romance with her second husband after meeting him online in 2010 (pictured in-character)

Throwback: Despite her on-screen character Heather Trott being unlucky in love, the actress enjoyed a whirlwind romance with her second husband after meeting him online in 2010 (pictured in-character)

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