The 51-year-old former American Idol judge recently said that he felt The X Factor would have been canceled if Paula had not signed on.
“At one point, when [Paula's] deal came down to the 11th hour, I remember saying to the team, ‘If she’s not there, you may as well cancel filming.’ I really felt that strongly that I wanted her with me,” Simon said.
FYI: Nicole is wearing Ruthie Davis “Implant” heels.
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