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The TRUTH Behind Why Simon Cowell And Mezhgan Hussainy’s Engagement Fell Apart

Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate

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Simon Cowell has settled down from his former bachelor lifestyle with longtime partner Lauren Silverman. But before that, he was engaged to American Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy. The downfall of their relationship was featured in Tom Bower’s book The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell which was published in The Sun.


Simon Cowell And Mezhgan Houssainy’s Relationship Was Rocky From The Start

The book has exclusive interviews with Simon’s friends, former lovers and people he has worked with along with Simon himself. He said that his relationship with Mezhgan was a “big mistake.” But the ‘AGT’ judge did take responsibility for why the relationship was so rocky. “I don’t blame her,” he said. “I’m attracted to crazy women. I encourage crazy behavior and I make them crazy. I’m attracted to certain personalities who are difficult to control. So there are tantrums, tears and fights, which is all part of the drama. My life is really odd.”

The book describes how Simon and Mezhgan’s relationship became full of tension. At one point, Simon allegedly did not want to be left alone with Mezhgan because he felt suffocated. “The way Mezhgan behaved makes my stomach churn” Simon’s late mother Julie said. Simon went to go live in a hotel by himself during their relationship.

SEE ALSO: SIMON COWELL WANTS TO MARRY LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND LAUREN SILVERMAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE


Simon and Mezhgan first met on the set of American Idol in 2002. The pair allegedly began having an affair years later while Simon was still with his girlfriend Terri Seymour. They went public with their relationship in 2009 and were engaged a year later.

The Sun also published an excerpt from a second book about Simon’s life and details their engagement which happened on Valentine’s Day in 2010. The ‘AGT’ judge had been encouraged by his mom to “settle down” and made all of his closest friends and family aware of the engagement. He proposed with a £250,000 in the bedroom of his Holland Park home. But Simon’s mom was still wary of the relationship.

Mezhgan reportedly never emerged from her bedroom before 3 pm and had little interaction with Simon’s family on most days. This rubbed his mom the wrong way. “She’s the only American I’ve ever met who comes to London and doesn’t want to see Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London,” Julie said. “She doesn’t seem to be interested in anything.”


Simon Called Off The Wedding And Gave Mezghan A Parting Gift

It was when the couple returned to Los Angeles that they started to fall apart. Simon had been kept late on the set of American Idol which Julie advised Mezghan not to say anything about. But Mezghan didn’t listen and instead questioned Simon and who he was texting or calling. “I’ve made a big mistake” Simon later admitted to his friends about the engagement. After wrestling with his thoughts, Simon canceled the wedding.

“We came to the conclusion that I’m a hopeless boyfriend — and I don’t blame her,” Simon said. “When you make a promise to someone you have to support her.” Simon felt like he owed Mezghan some kind of consolation. He spoke to her about transferring ownership to her of his £5million hill-top house in Cole Place, Beverly Hills. TMZ reported that Simon ended up buying her a $8 million mansion.

Simon Also Had A Brief Relationship With An ‘X Factor’ Judge

The book also gives insight on a rumored relationship between Simon and X Factor judge Dannii Minogue. So American Idol definitely wasn’t the only show where love was in the air. “I had a crush on her. It was Dannii’s hair, the sexy clothes and the t**s. I was like a schoolboy,” he said. This relationship took place sometime in 2007. We talk more about this relationship in the What’s Hot Video below. It dives deeper into Simon’s complicated history with women leading up to his quiet life with Lauren and their six-year-old son Eric.

SEE ALSO: SIMON COWELL LOOKS UNRECOGNIZABLE IN NUDE BATH TIME THROWBACK PICTURE

Will Simon pop the question to Lauren any time soon and actually make it down the aisle? We think the ‘AGT’ stage would make the perfect proposal spot.

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About the Author

Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate is the Talent Guru here at Talent Recap. Her work has been featured at The Blast. Samantha graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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