The X Factor judge said: “Yes, definitely I do, but I’ve got to take everything that’s happened and learn from it. I accept that that’s a chapter of my life that’s finished.
“And I’ve just got to be grateful that I’ve got so many good things going on. I have. And there’s no children, you know?”
Cheryl, 27, added: “Some people’s lives fall apart. Of course, it’s heartbreaking, but it’s not anything remotely like it could have been and I’m very, very thankful for that.”
The Sun told how the Girls Aloud star divorced cheating England ace Ashley, 29, at London’s High Court last Friday – citing his “unreasonable behaviour”.
But Geordie Cheryl says she has moved on and is ALREADY thinking about having children in the future.
She said: “That’s definitely something I want to achieve. It’s the toughest job in the world – but I know it must be the most rewarding too. I’m ready now. I’m 27. I’m a woman, not a girl any more.
“Thinking about yourself constantly isn’t so healthy. I suppose that’s the point of having children, isn’t it? Being able to live your life through them instead of you, having them be your motivation?
“That’s the ‘right’ thing, I’m thinking – when you love someone more than you love yourself. That’s what I think about my mum.”
Cheryl spoke to October’s Vogue magazine, which is out on Thursday and has her on the cover.
The X Factor judge, who yesterday jetted back to Britain after a stay in Los Angeles, also spoke about her career and determination.
She said: “I’ve got a lot of mental discipline. Even if I’m knackered I keep myself going no matter what.
“I have to perform. I have to deliver. Night-time, that’s when my brain starts ticking over.
“I’m frightened of my mind at night. I find myself racing, racing, racing. Sometimes I wake up and think, ‘What was that about’? It’s so vivid.”
Cheryl added: “I’d never want to give up what I do – I love my music, I love being a judge on The X Factor.”
The beauty vowed to Skype pal Derek Hough, 25, in America every day. He has comforted her after her marriage split.