ABOVE: Ashley Cole has had a number of high-profile relationships in the past
He wants the next girl he meets to be a serious girlfriend, not just another notch on his bedpost.
ASHLEY COLE has changed his mobile phone number to avoid being tempted to revisit his former lovers.
Love rat Ashley, who cheated on ex-wife Cheryl Cole, 29, has told pals he needs a break from all the female drama in his life.
He is currently in LA to clear his head and is taking a step back from the party boy lifestyle he enjoys in London.
A friend of the England star said: “Ashley feels it’s time for him to stop playing the field.
“He wants the next girl he meets to be a serious girlfriend, not just another notch on his bedpost.”
But pals think the 32-year-old’s decision has been heavily influenced by Cheryl’s relationship with dancer Tre Holloway, 27.
Our source said: “Ashley sees Cheryl getting more and more serious with Tre and it makes him want to start settling down.
The serial bedhopper’s last serious romance was with The Valleys babe Anna Kelle, 32, earlier this year.
Last night, Ashley’s spokesman was unavailable for comment.