So much for the rivalry.
Following a tumultuous shakeup that saw British "X-Factor" judge Cheryl Cole imported for the American version of the show, and then, almost immediately afterward, sent back for mysterious reasons, rumors were flying that the UK megastar had a lot of axes to grind. And while she may indeed be angry at Simon Cowell, the judge and executive producer who made the decision to send her back to Britain, it seems that she has no hard feelings for other supposed rivals.
Paula Abdul, the co-judge with whom Cole allegedly had no chemistry, tweeted a photo of a bouquet of flowers that Cole sent her on Friday, writing, "At the Wed @TheXFactorUSA I got the sweetest gift from #CherylCole -she sent me this beautiful bouquet of flowers."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, LA Reid, another former co-judge, got a fruit basket. But Simon Cowell went gift-less. Perhaps things are still a little bit awkward between the longtime friends.
"She told me she wasn't happy but that she also accepted it was a business decision and she wished the show well. Typically, in Cheryl form, she was disappointed but charming at the same time," Cowell told the AP in a recent interview.