Love Rat Ashley Cole left after just 20 minutes when he turned up for their first face-to-face meeting in a month, reports The Sunday Mirror.
Heartbroken Cheryl refused to speak to him, see him or even allow him into the same room as her at their £3million mansion.
She stayed out of sight in the living room in a humiliating snub to philandering Cole, who was given just a few minutes to pack some clothes.
Then enraged Cheryl got her mother Joan, 50, to show him the door.
Just hours earlier Cole, 29, had been bragging to friends that he expected to win back X Factor judge Cheryl despite repeatedly cheating on her.
He arrived at short notice on Friday night assuming he would get his first opportunity to grovel in person since Cheryl, 26, ordered him out of the Surrey mansion three weeks ago.
But Cheryl who has been forced to cancel diary engagements after being struck down with bronchitis steeled herself to blank him in what friends will interpret as a decisive message that there is now no way back for their marriage.
A source revealed: “Cheryl was furious that he just turned up and was even more angry when he thought they would be able to talk.
“She’s sick to death of being labelled a pushover. She’s going to talk to him on her terms when she wants to. She was livid that he turned up at the house with hardly any warning.”
The England defender arrived shortly after 7.15pm in the back of a 4X4, ducking down to try to avoid being pictured.
Less than half an hour later, he left apparently concealed in the boot of a Range Rover which sped off towards central London with bags of his possessions piled up on the back seat.
Cole is walking on crutches as he recovers from a broken ankle which has called into doubt his participation in this summer’s World Cup.
A source said: “It must have been agony for him in the boot given his injury – but it was a pretty fitting exit.”
Earlier, he had been so sure that Cheryl might consent to a reconciliation that he was even telling friends she would join him for marriage counselling.
A source close to the £82,000-a-week Chelsea star said: “Ashley’s been very cocky about the whole situation this week – bragging saying they’ll be back together soon. But it couldn’t be more different for Cheryl.
“Ashley says he thinks there will be a proper separation for three to six months and hopefully that will be long enough for Cheryl to get things clear in her head.
“Then he hopes the pair will be able to mend their marriage. As far as Ashley’s concerned this will not end in divorce. The D word hasn’t been mentioned. He’s not going to give up on their marriage without a fight.”
But the hostile reception he got after returning home in Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s private jet from the French sports clinic where his ankle was being treated will have stung even thick-skinned Cole.
“Cheryl can barely talk,” added our source. “Joan’s been looking after her and she’s feeling like hell. She pulled out of all her promotional duties this week. For Cheryl to pull out of anything to do with work means she’s really ill.
“Cheryl’s said if she feels well enough then they can talk. But only if she’s well enough.”
Friends of hers fear the stress of the separation is taking its toll on the Girls Aloud star. “She’s finding it hard to sleep, she’s an emotional wreck and she’s cut down her eating again,” said one.
Last weekend the strain was all too clear to see when Cheryl was spotted returning from Denmark with a cold sore on her lip – a condition often triggered by stress.
“She just wants to get every detail clear in her head over whether her marriage is worth saving,” said the friend.
A strained-looking Cheryl and Ashley were last pictured together on February 12 when she picked him up from hospital in North London following his ankle injury.
It was the day after it was revealed how Cole had been sending lurid text pictures to glamour model Sonia Wild. In the days that followed a string of different women came forward to say he had cheated with them too.
Cheryl – who took Ashley back in 2008 after hairdresser Aimee Walton told how he had sex with her – moved out of the couple’s mansion and into a London hotel.
After the BRIT awards, she fled to Los Angeles, ordering Ashley to be out of their home by her return.
She announced their split on February 23 as she arrived back at Heathrow.
There was no sign of Ashley in the stands as Chelsea beat West Ham 4-1 yesterday.