The X Factor judge Cheryl Cole says her lovelife is more important than money and nothing makes her happier than sex.

“Sex with Ashley is more important to me than all the money in the world,” says Cheryl in the Daily Mirror today. “Sex makes me happy, money doesn’t. And Ashley makes me feel sexy – he’s fantastic.”

Cheryl, who has become an early favourite to win The X Factor with one of her three female acts, married Chelsea player Ashley in a £1.5million wedding at Highclere Castle in Berkshire in 2006.

Cheryl said: “When I was a little girl, I didn’t want to get married. I was never interested in weddings. But the minute Ashley asked me, I knew it was right. It was honestly the happiest moment of my life. I didn’t hesitate.”

“He was everything I ever wanted in a relationship. It’s like we’re twins, like I’m hanging out with my best friend,” she added.

The couple have recently reconciled after allegations of Ashley’s infidelity earlier this year. Cheryl publicly denied the rumours, but was seen looking gaunt and without her wedding ring.

But Cheryl was adamant that their relationship would survive: “Ashley’s a wonderful husband and we are in love. I won’t let this woman destroy our marriage.”