Photos! Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul's Weird Relationship
'I nearly had sex with Paula Abdul,' reveals Simon Cowell but he was Paula and Simon's love-hate relationship captivated American Idol. Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul's 5 Most Adorable Love-Hate Moments . starred in a short sketch about the two of them carrying on an affair. 'X Factor' kicked off its first season last night and now judge Paula Abdul is opening up about the transition to the new singing competition.
Simon Cowell confesses 'he fancies Paula Abdul'
We had a lot of fun making the show together and importantly, we found some real talent and stars. You do develop friendships with the people you work with and Paula, in particular, is a very close friend and I expect to be working with her on another project in the near future. I'm sure all three are going to have massive success in what they do next, but now is the time to thank them all for everything they did last year.
Cheryl, a longtime "X Factor U. Despite Paula's rationalization that "business decisions often times override personal considerations," Simon's dumping of America's sweetheart after hyping the "Saula" reunion so aggressively throughout "X Factor" Season presumably because the classic "Idol" duo failed to bring in classic "Idol"-esque ratings--seemed like a cutthroat move, considering Simon and Paula's long relationship.
But of course, theirs has always been a complicated relationship.
According to an interview Simon did with Barbara Walters on her "Most Fascinating People" special last year, "The truth was, on the first two seasons, we couldn't travel on the same plane together. We really disliked each other that much. Simon, egomaniac that he is, of course claimed he and Paula's friction was a sexual one, because Paula supposedly fancied him and he'd rebuffed her.
Simon somewhat ickily admitted to Barbara that he'd considered sleeping with Paula, "But then I thought, I don't think the after would be as good as the before. I'd let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be goodnight.
Simon Cowell & Paula Abdul: It’s Complicated
Throughout their "Idol" years, Simon and Paula actually poked fun at the idea that they were a secret real-life couple, even starring in a skit in which they played footsie under the judging tablemade goo-goo eyes at each other on the set, and indulged in romantic after-hours champagne dinners. And you know what? Their shtick was somewhat convincing. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website.
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Proof that Simon Cowell DID sleep with all of those women - Rachael Wheeler - Mirror Online
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Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul's 5 Most Adorable Love-Hate Moments on 'American Idol'