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Simon Cowell: Why I Broke Up With My Girlfriend

Simon Cowell: Why I Broke Up With My Girlfriend

Simon Cowell opens up to FOX News about the break-up from his girlfriend of six years, Terri Seymour. Here’s what the 49-year-old American Idol judge had to say:

On Terri being in a different stage of life than him: “She wants a different path in life, and I totally respect her for it. We will be the best of mates, but I think in relationships, you have to be totally honest. I have always been and I know Terri knows that.”

On honesty not always equaling understanding: “I find women confusing really. When you hook up and date, you’re both honest about what you want. I have never ever said that I want children or marriage. I know some people find it hard to fathom, but it’s me, it’s who I am.”

On work being of utmost importance: “Bottom line is I am married to my job. When people moan about been a celebrity, I think ‘Oh please, sort yourself out – it’s the greatest job in the world.’ I wake up daily thanking my lucky stars, but to throw marriage into that mix is not right. I have seen too many celebrity marriages that on paper make a great mix, fall apart through ego and just plain celebrity madness.”

On there not being “another woman” to blame for the split: “There is no one new in my life. I can honestly say some of my best friends are girls, but we’re not dating, and that is that. Forget any lurid tabloid headlines. Myself and Terri will remain firm friends. We’re grown ups.”

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    I always thought Simon was gay anyway. Terri is cute but NOT beautiful. They both have busy shows and travel, and it makes it hard to stay in touch. Simon just loves the high-party limelight, and Terri said once she would love to have children and settle down. The second she said it, I just knew Simon would NOT gor for that in a minute.

  • Beth

    Bless him!

    What a legend! :D

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  • boogie

    I would not want to be his girlfriend LOL

  • LolaSvelt

    It’s a shame that they’ve split. They were together for so long! At least they ended on good terms!

  • Molly

    I thought she broke up with him. Anyway, he appears to be really high maintenance.

  • RIP Julian!!!!

    He’s gay and she’s the one that broke up with him.

  • maria

    Simon – you ROCK for your honesty. You are so right about celebrity, kids and marriage – they don’t work and not a good mix. I can also completely understand your dedication to your job – I wish I could have a bit of that privilige. Good luck to you Teri Seymour you are a beauty and will find someone in line with your thinking.

  • AI

    I love him and love his honesty.

  • coolgirl

    he is totally gay

  • allthegossip
  • LuckyL

    Lol, the British are so f****** honest. I liked them as a couple.

  • Eragon

    His last girlfriend in England had a nickname for him–Floppy and had nothing to do with his hair. That’s why they all break up with him. He’s light in the loafers.

  • Sarah May

    All those years wasted. He should have reminder her all the time. She probably thought that he would change. Poor gal. At least now she can pursue someone with the same wants.

  • http://whydoicarenotreally hhahaw

    i agree with eragon and sarah may, what a total prick !

  • caz

    So Simon’s done with beards, good on you fella, im just waiting for you and Seacrest to declare your love to OK! Magazine.

    Hollywood’s hottest couple need to come out already.

  • Mark Espin

    kinda messed up how he didn’t want children or marriage with Terri but here he goes and marries someone else and give her a kid