We look again on the highs and lows of the X Factor creator’s sophisticated love life- from failed engagements to warring ex-girlfriends to his affair with Lauren…
Paula Hamilton (1977)
In 2011, mannequin Paula, 60, probably the most well-known faces of the Nineteen Eighties, revealed that she misplaced her virginity to Simon. They dated within the Nineteen Seventies and had been childhood sweethearts (pictured in 1991)
In 2011, mannequin Paula, 60, probably the most well-known faces of the Nineteen Eighties, revealed that she misplaced her virginity to Simon.
The star of the last decade’s iconic Volkswagen Golf TV industrial mentioned she was 16 on the time.
She instructed Daily Mail Weekend journal that she misplaced her virginity to ‘a boy known as Simon’.
Paula and Simon had been childhood sweethearts whereas rising up in Hertfordshire within the Nineteen Seventies, she mentioned.
She additionally claimed, in distinction to his Mr Nasty picture on TV, he was ‘very, very protecting’ and stopped academics vilifying her.
She went on: ‘I couldn’t learn or write till I used to be 11. So I used to be known as silly and bullied by academics. Simon was actually vital to me as a result of he stopped them choosing on me.’
Jackie St Clair (Nineteen Seventies)
Ex: Former Page 3 mannequin Jackie dated Simon within the Nineteen Seventies and maintained a robust friendship with Simon- even after they cut up (pictured in 2002)
Former Page 3 mannequin Jackie dated Simon within the Nineteen Seventies and maintained a robust friendship with Simon- even after they cut up.
Over the years she has travelled on vacation with him. She reportedly had an ongoing feud with Sinitta. Back in 2012 it was reported Sinitta flew dwelling from Barbados early to keep away from a showdown with Jackie after their well-known combat in 2010.
At the time of the unique combat, Sinitta accused Jackie of ‘evil mendacity’ by Sinitta as a row brewed over gossip surrounding Simon and the standing of his engagement to his then girlfriend, Mezhgan Hussainy.
Sinitta believed that Jackie was blaming her for leaking tales about Simon and his Mezhgan.
Sinitta (The on-off 20 12 months romance)
In 2020, Sinitta urged her on-off romance with Simon was ‘by no means actually over’ till he had son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in 2014 (pictured Nineteen Eighties)
In 2020, Sinitta urged her on-off romance with Simon was ‘by no means actually over’ till he had son Eric with girlfriend Lauren in 2014.
The pair had an on-off romance for 20 years after first assembly within the Nineteen Eighties.
When requested when her and Simon had ‘lastly known as it quits’ on their love affair, the singer, 58, instructed New! Magazine: ”There was all the time a component of “properly, it is by no means actually over.”
‘But when Eric was born that was it. I’d by no means come between his household.’
Whole lot of historical past: The pair had an on-off romance for 20 years after first assembly within the Nineteen Eighties
Discussing the ructions triggered between her and Simon, she added: ‘[Lauren] and I had been greatest associates. I’m actually glad for them, nevertheless it was laborious and triggered a fallout.
Sinitta mentioned she had a long-held perception that when Simon had stopped relationship different girls, they’d finally find yourself collectively, including that she would have married him and ‘by no means’ fell out of affection with him.
The pair have additionally been via shared heartache as Sinitta admitted she was nonetheless very near the mogul, after revealing in 2013 she was beforehand pressured to abort their child within the Nineteen Eighties following well being problems.
Rollercoaster: Sinitta has beforehand mentioned she believed she would marry the mogul (pictured 2013)
Simon Cowell And Louise Payne (1995)
It was beforehand reported Cowell was secretly engaged to Page Three lady Louise Payne, after she cut up from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass
It was beforehand reported Cowell was secretly engaged to Page Three lady Louise Payne, after she cut up from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass.
But their three-year relationship ended when the buxom blonde mentioned she needed to begin a household with Cowell, however he was too busy.
Cowell apparently popped the query to the now-43-year-old in a carry throughout a business journey to New York, reported the Daily Star.
The pair met at a perform in London in in 1995, after the top of Louise’s marriage to guitarist Fred, now 68.
They allegedly first exchanged numbers on the get together which Cowell was attended together with his brother Nicholas.
But throughout their first date, he had the flu and thought he had blown his probabilities. A 12 months later they ran into one another and started a romance.
The supply added: ‘The relationship had its ups and downs. They cut up twice however he was so in love together with her he stored attempting to make it work.
‘After the third try, they cut up for good. It was simply earlier than he started on Pop Idol. Louise needed children and he knew he wasn’t prepared.
‘He by no means stopped loving her, although. He was heartbroken.’
Simon And Georgina Law (2000)
Fling: The X Factor decide had an informal fling with former Page 3 mannequin and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance
The X Factor decide had an informal fling with former Page 3 mannequin and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance.
She mentioned: ‘I met Simon on the Spearmint Rhino Club the place I used to work sometimes. This was earlier than Pop Idol so he wasn’t well-known. He is a stunning man and we had an informal relationship for about six months.
‘We weren’t correct boyfriend or girlfriend, however we’d see one another often’.
Terri Seymour (2002- 2008)
Friendliest of exes: Simon has remained shut associates with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008 (pictured in 2004)
Simon has remained shut associates with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008, and he even threw a birthday celebration for her daughter Coco final 12 months.
While Terri and Simon reportedly cut up over his want to not have a brood – his scenario is very totally different now, with him admitting in 2017 that their kids typically share playdates.
Terri has six-year-old daughter Coco with mannequin boyfriend Clark Mallon, 29.
Terri and Simon had been an merchandise for eight years earlier than their cut up, with the music mogul rumoured to have given her a £6million ‘parting present’.
Simon And Dannii Minogue (2007)
Chemistry: In 2012, it was revealed Simon felt ‘real love’ for Dannii Minogue, 50, after a fling with the singer in 2007 (pictured in 2010)
In 2012, it was revealed Simon felt ‘real love’ for Dannii Minogue, 50, after a fling with the singer in 2007.
The music mogul admitted he felt ‘like a schoolboy’ across the Australian star throughout her time as a decide on the X Factor.
Details of the romance had been revealed in a e book entitled The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell, written by former BBC journalist Tom Bower.
In the e book, there have been a number of quotes from Cowell talking about the romance – despite the fact that Dannii and Simon had each denied it in 2008.
He is quoted as saying: ‘I had a crush on her. It was Dannii’s hair, the attractive garments and the t**s. I used to be like a schoolboy. She was cunning. She was an actual man’s lady. Very female.’
Mezghan Hussainy (2009- 2012)
Engaged: Simon went on to turn into engaged to Afghan-born make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010, however they cut up in February 2012 (pictured in 2020)
Simon went on to turn into engaged to Afghan-born make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010, however they cut up in February 2012.
The cut up solely turned public data when Tom Bower revealed his unauthorised biography Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell.
The decide confessed within the e book that he made a mistake asking her to marry him: ‘We got here to the conclusion that I’m a hopeless boyfriend.’
He was reported to have given Hussainy a £5million mansion in Beverly Hills as compensation for the embarrassment of cancelling the engagement.
Carmen Electra (2012)
Lovestruck: In 2012, Simon confirmed he was relationship former Baywatch star Carmen, 49 (pictured in 2012)
In 2012, Simon confirmed he was relationship former Baywatch star Carmen, 49, nonetheless she did not get an invitation to the star’s annual Caribbean jaunt in January 2013, as he was doted on by his coterie of exes.
Carmen who met Cowell when she was a decide on BGT mentioned she ‘adored’ the X Factor supremo, however whereas he admitted they’re relationship he was very clear about the standing of their relationship.
The music mogul instructed American Idol host Ryan Seacrest on his radio present: ‘She’s not my girlfriend. We’re individuals who date.’
Simon And Lauren Silverman (2013- now)
Congratulations! Simon proposed to his accomplice of eight years in entrance of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 16, from a earlier relationship (pictured in November)
Simon proposed to his accomplice of eight years in entrance of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 16, from a earlier relationship.
A supply mentioned: ‘Whilst Simon by no means thought he was the marrying sort, he’s realised he’s met the girl of his desires – and couldn’t be happier’
Simon met Lauren in 2013 when she was nonetheless married to millionaire property developer Andrew Silverman with news of the affair making world headlines.
Despite beforehand insisting that he ‘did not imagine’ in marriage, the father-of-one reassessed his views after falling in love with Lauren – who was left ‘shocked’ by the shock proposal.
A supply instructed The Sun: ‘Lauren was completely shocked and by no means in 1,000,000 years anticipated Simon to pop the query. She burst into tears – glad tears – and clearly mentioned sure immediately.
‘Lauren has been Simon’s rock over these previous few years – supporting him when he broke his again, and via thick and skinny typically. They make a beautiful couple.
‘Whilst Simon by no means thought he was the marrying sort, he’s realised he’s met the girl of his desires – and couldn’t be happier. In the phrases of Beyoncé, it was time to place a hoop on it.’