Newly-engaged Simon Cowell, 62, is seen for FIRST TIME since popping the question
We glance again on the highs and lows of the X Issue creator’s difficult love life- from failed engagements to warring ex-girlfriends to his affair with Lauren…
Paula Hamilton (1977)
In 2011, mannequin Paula, 60, one of the crucial well-known faces of the Eighties, revealed that she misplaced her virginity to Simon. They dated within the Seventies and have been childhood sweethearts (pictured in 1991)
In 2011, mannequin Paula, 60, one of the crucial well-known faces of the 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 Every day Mail Weekend journal that she misplaced her virginity to ‘a boy referred to as Simon’.
Paula and Simon have been childhood sweethearts whereas rising up in Hertfordshire within the Seventies, she mentioned.
She additionally claimed, in distinction to his Mr Nasty picture on TV, he was ‘very, very protecting’ and stopped lecturers vilifying her.
She went on: ‘I couldn’t learn or write till I used to be 11. So I used to be referred to as silly and bullied by lecturers. Simon was actually vital to me as a result of he stopped them choosing on me.’
Jackie St Clair (Seventies)
Ex: Former Web page 3 mannequin Jackie dated Simon within the Seventies and maintained a robust friendship with Simon- even after they cut up (pictured in 2002)
Former Web page 3 mannequin Jackie dated Simon within the Seventies and maintained a robust friendship with Simon- even after they cut up.
Through the years she has travelled on vacation with him. She reportedly had an ongoing feud with Sinitta. Again in 2012 it was reported Sinitta flew residence from Barbados early to keep away from a showdown with Jackie after their well-known combat in 2010.
On 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 yr romance)
In 2020, Sinitta instructed her on-off romance with Simon was ‘by no means actually over’ till he had son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in 2014 (pictured Eighties)
In 2020, Sinitta instructed 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 Eighties.
When requested when her and Simon had ‘lastly referred to as it quits’ on their love affair, the singer, 58, instructed New! Journal: ”There was all the time a component of “properly, it’s by no means actually over.”
‘However when Eric was born that was it. I’d by no means come between his household.’
Complete lot of historical past: The pair had an on-off romance for 20 years after first assembly within the Eighties
Discussing the ructions triggered between her and Simon, she added: ‘[Lauren] and I have been finest mates. I’m actually joyful for them, nevertheless it was arduous and triggered a fallout.
Sinitta mentioned she had a long-held perception that after 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 compelled to abort their child within the Eighties following well being issues.
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 Web page Three lady Louise Payne, after she cut up from husband and Proper Stated Fred star Fred Fairbrass
It was beforehand reported Cowell was secretly engaged to Web page Three lady Louise Payne, after she cut up from husband and Proper Stated Fred star Fred Fairbrass.
However 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 enterprise journey to New York, reported the Every day Star.
The pair met at a perform in London in in 1995, after the tip of Louise’s marriage to guitarist Fred, now 68.
They allegedly first exchanged numbers on the celebration which Cowell was attended along with his brother Nicholas.
However throughout their first date, he had the flu and thought he had blown his possibilities. A yr later they ran into one another and commenced a romance.
The supply added: ‘The connection had its ups and downs. They cut up twice however he was so in love together with her he saved making an attempt to make it work.
‘After the third try, they cut up for good. It was simply earlier than he began 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 Regulation (2000)
Fling: The X Issue choose had an off-the-cuff fling with former Web page 3 mannequin and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance
The X Issue choose had an off-the-cuff fling with former Web page 3 mannequin and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance.
She mentioned: ‘I met Simon on the Spearmint Rhino Membership the place I used to work often. This was earlier than Pop Idol so he wasn’t well-known. He’s a beautiful man and we had an off-the-cuff 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 mates with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008 (pictured in 2004)
Simon has remained shut mates with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008, and he even threw a celebration for her daughter Coco final yr.
Whereas Terri and Simon reportedly cut up over his need to not have a brood – his state of affairs could be very totally different now, with him admitting in 2017 that their youngsters typically share playdates.
Terri has six-year-old daughter Coco with mannequin boyfriend Clark Mallon, 29.
Terri and Simon have been an merchandise for eight years earlier than their cut up, with the music mogul rumoured to have given her a £6million ‘parting reward’.
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 choose on the X Issue.
Particulars of the romance have been revealed in a e-book entitled The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell, written by former BBC journalist Tom Bower.
Within the e-book, there have been a number of quotes from Cowell talking concerning the romance – despite the fact that Dannii and Simon had each denied it in 2008.
He’s 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 change 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 change into engaged to Afghan-born make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010, however they cut up in February 2012.
The cut up solely grew to become public data when Tom Bower revealed his unauthorised biography Candy Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell.
The choose 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, nevertheless she didn’t 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 choose on BGT mentioned she ‘adored’ the X Issue supremo, however whereas he admitted they’re relationship he was very clear concerning 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: ‘While Simon by no means thought he was the marrying sort, he’s realised he’s met the lady of his goals – and couldn’t be happier’
Simon met Lauren in 2013 when she was nonetheless married to millionaire property developer Andrew Silverman with information of the affair making world headlines.
Regardless of beforehand insisting that he ‘didn’t consider’ in marriage, the father-of-one reassessed his views after falling in love with Lauren – who was left ‘surprised’ by the shock proposal.
A supply instructed The Solar: ‘Lauren was completely surprised and by no means in 1,000,000 years anticipated Simon to pop the query. She burst into tears – joyful 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 thru thick and skinny typically. They make an exquisite couple.
‘While Simon by no means thought he was the marrying sort, he’s realised he’s met the lady of his goals – and couldn’t be happier. Within the phrases of Beyoncé, it was time to place a hoop on it.’