He plays the surly mean guy on his hit singing competition show "The X Factor," but that doesn't stop the girls from flocking to him. Whether it be his sartorial penchant for deep-V tees or estimated $329 million net worth, Cowell has a certain way with his ladies -- especially Carmen Electra, the most recent celebrity to be linked to him.
Here, we go through the 53-year-old media mogul's girlfriends past and rumored present who have likely had the privilege of hearing "that was ab-suh-lutely fan-tahstic" on a daily basis.
The former model said she lost her virginity to Simon Cowell at age 16. They met while students at the boarding school Licensed Victuallers School.
Simon Cowell's long, on-and-off love affair with the pop singer started in the mid-'80s and continues today. The pair were<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/simon-cowell-saves-9-passengers-yacht_n_1844435.html"> yachting together</a> in ritzy St. Tropez this past August.
Jackie St. Clair
The "X Factor" judge and former model remain ultra friendly -- with St. Clair even befriending Cowell's other girlfriends.
Simon Cowell dated the stunning British "Extra" correspondent for seven years -- his longest relationship -- between 2001 and 2008. The pair reportedly parted ways because of Cowell's refusal to commit. He did, however, commit to a $5 million parting gift to Seymour in the form of a mansion.
Among the most shocking revelations from Tom Bower's unauthorized biography of Simon Cowell, entitled "Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell," was that he had slept with his U.K. "X Factor" co-judge.
Simon Cowell pulled a surprise move when proposed to the "American Idol" makeup artist in 2010. Alas, they split just one year later, with Cowell admitting that<a href="http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00047150.html#ixzz2CKU97GMT"> theirs was a complicated relationship</a>. "We have had a break from each other, and we are still incredibly close," Cowell said. "I'm vulnerable. It's not on, it's not off, it's somewhere in the middle. I don't know if I will ever get married, but I am happy."
Are they or aren't they? The 40-year-old "Baywatch" actress was sly when <a href="http://www.accesshollywood.com/carmen-electra-dishes-on-simon-cowell-dating-rumors_article_72161">quizzed by Billy Bush about her recent outings with Cowell </a>on "Access Hollywood." "Maybe," she said. “He’s so cute. He’s adorable, he’s actually a sweetheart. I really like him, I think he’s very cool.”
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