Sinitta reveals heartache when Simon Cowell started dating Lauren

Sinitta reveals heartache when Simon Cowell started dating Lauren

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I wanted to be with him!’ Sinitta reveals her heartache when Simon Cowell broke their secret pact and started dating her ‘best friend’ Lauren Silverman… but now ordained star wants to officiate their wedding!

Sinitta has revealed her heartache when on-off flame Simon Cowell broke their secret pact and started dating her ‘best friend’ Lauren Silverman in 2013, as she believed the pair would be re-kindling their romance around the same time.

The singer, 58, famously dated the music mogul, 62, in the 80s when she was signed to his label, Fanfare Records, but has now confessed she ‘wanted to still be with him’ into the early 2010s and ‘genuinely thought they were working things out’.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline at Metro’s 50 Years of Pride celebration in London, she added that she’s accepted it was ‘unrequited love’ and is now keen on officiating their upcoming wedding in her capacity as an ordained minister.

‘I wanted to still be with him!’ Sinitta has revealed her heartache when on-off flame Simon Cowell broke their secret pact and started dating her ‘best friend’ Lauren Silverman in 2013

She went on to claim she’d been close pals with Simon’s fiancée since her children Magdelena and Zac, both 17, ‘used to play’ with the socialite’s son Adam, now 16, from a previous marriage to Andrew Silverman.

The TV personality said of her hopes for a future with Simon: ‘It was about 10 years ago and yeah I was wanting to still be with him then, yes. So that was upsetting and… unrequited love but I’m not gonna kill myself over it.

‘It was kind of on and off, on and off, so there was kind of an unspoken understanding that was obviously a misunderstanding on my part but it’s ok.

Hopeful: She added that she’s accepted it was ‘unrequired love’ and is now keen on officiating their upcoming wedding in her capacity as an ordained minister (Simon and Lauren pictured in 2021)

‘I’m not the villain cos I genuinely thought we were working things out and that’s why it was upsetting but that’s life, right? Maybe I’ll meet someone at his wedding.’

The X Factor creator met Lauren when she was still married to millionaire property developer Andrew.

Their affair famously became public and Simon’s life changed at the end of July 2013 when news broke of Lauren’s pregnancy with their son Eric.

What a pair! The singer, 58, famously dated the music mogul, 62, in the 80s when she was signed to his label, Fanfare Records, but has now confessed she ‘wanted to still be with him’ into the early 2010s and ‘genuinely thought they were working things out’ (pictured in 2009)

Recalling her reaction to the scandal, she said: ‘Obviously it wasn’t my happiest moment because I wanted to be with him but I got over it and we’ve all lived happily… well we’ve all lived to tell the tale.

‘Lauren and I were best friends. We were literally best friends. That’s why it’s quite funny everyone thinks she’s not inviting me and we’re not speaking.

‘I met her in Barbados because our children used to play together in the Sandy Lane Hotel. We became friends and we actually became with best friends.

Reminiscing: She went on to claim she’d been close pals with Simon’s fiancée since her children Magdelena and Zac, both 17, ‘used to play’ with the socialite’s son Adam, now 16, (left) from a previous marriage to Andrew Silverman (Eric, right, pictured in 2018)

‘It’s like Dynasty and Dallas, isn’t it? They want us to be like this Alexis Carrington and all that but we’ll play it if that’s what the want.’

Despite previously insisting that he ‘didn’t believe’ in marriage, the father-of-one has reassessed his views after falling in love with Lauren.

Simon popped the question on the couple’s Barbados getaway over the new year in front of their son Eric and Lauren’s son Adam.

Loved up: The TV personality said of her hopes for a future with Simon: ‘It was about 10 years ago and yeah I was wanting to still be with him then, yes. So that was upsetting and… unrequited love but I’m not gonna kill myself over it’ (pictured in 2005)

Sinitta said on his change of heart: ‘I think having a child, being a father, lockdown, it’s the first time in his life he’s actually been alone with his partner and in that dedicated, devoted family situation.

‘He must have enjoyed it and yeah thought, “This is what it’s all about, this is family, I can do this.”

‘And of course I’m an ordained minister so if they need somebody to officiate the ceremony, I can actually marry them so you know…’

The So Macho songstress explained how she became an ordained minister back in 1994 to pursue her dreams to marry gay couples and bring the LGBTQ+ community closer to the church.

She said: ‘But doing Simon’s wedding would be amazing. I haven’t pitched the idea to him yet. It’s one of my hare-brained schemes.

‘Maybe he’s not telling me the date because he knows I’ll try and officiate the ceremony. I think they’re still very much working on it.’

Metro x 50 Years of Pride was sponsored by Visit Malta and guests were drinking Kuda cocktails and Harlot English sparkling wine.

Exes: ‘It was kind of on and off, on and off, so there was kind of an unspoken understanding that was obviously a misunderstanding on my part but it’s ok’ (pictured in 1985)

Simon Cowell’s love life: A timeline 

We look back at the highs and lows of the X Factor creator’s complicated love life- from failed engagements to warring ex-girlfriends to his affair with Lauren…

Paula Hamilton (1977)

In 2011, model Paula, 60, one of the most famous faces of the 1980s, revealed that she lost her virginity to Simon. They dated in the 1970s and were childhood sweethearts (pictured in 1991)

In 2011, model Paula, 60, one of the most famous faces of the 1980s, revealed that she lost her virginity to Simon.  

The star of the decade’s iconic Volkswagen Golf TV commercial said she was 16 at the time.

She told Daily Mail Weekend magazine that she lost her virginity to ‘a boy called Simon’.  

Paula and Simon were childhood sweethearts while growing up in Hertfordshire in the 1970s, she said.

She also claimed, in contrast to his Mr Nasty image on TV, he was ‘very, very protective’ and stopped teachers vilifying her.

She went on: ‘I couldn’t read or write until I was 11. So I was called stupid and bullied by teachers. Simon was really important to me because he stopped them picking on me.’ 

Jackie St Clair (1970s)

Ex: Former Page 3 model Jackie dated Simon in the 1970s and maintained a strong friendship with Simon- even after they split (pictured in 2002) 

Former Page 3 model Jackie dated Simon in the 1970s and maintained a strong friendship with Simon- even after they split. 

Over the years she has travelled on holiday with him. She reportedly had an ongoing feud with Sinitta. Back in 2012 it was reported Sinitta flew home from Barbados early to avoid a showdown with Jackie after their famous fight in 2010.  

At the time of the original fight, Sinitta accused Jackie of ‘evil lying’ by Sinitta as a row brewed over gossip surrounding Simon and the status of his engagement to his then girlfriend, Mezhgan Hussainy.

Sinitta believed that Jackie was blaming her for leaking stories about Simon and his Mezhgan. 

Sinitta (The on-off 20 year romance) 

In 2020, Sinitta suggested her on-off romance with Simon was ‘never really over’ until he had son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in 2014 (pictured 1980s) 

In 2020, Sinitta suggested her on-off romance with Simon  was ‘never really over’ until he had son Eric with girlfriend Lauren in 2014.

The pair had an on-off romance for 20 years after first meeting in the 1980s. 

When asked when her and Simon had ‘finally called it quits’ on their love affair, the singer, 58, told New! Magazine: ”There was always an element of “well, it’s never really over.” 

‘But when Eric was born that was it. I would never come between his family.’     

Whole lot of history: The pair had an on-off romance for 20 years after first meeting in the 1980s

Discussing the ructions caused between her and Simon, she added: ‘[Lauren] and I were best friends. I’m really happy for them, but it was hard and caused a fallout.

Sinitta said she had a long-held belief that once Simon had stopped dating other women, they would eventually end up together, adding that she would have married him and ‘never’ fell out of love with him. 

The pair have also been through shared heartache as Sinitta admitted she was still very close to the mogul, after revealing in 2013 she was previously forced to abort their baby in the 1980s following health complications. 

Rollercoaster: Sinitta has previously said she believed she would marry the mogul (pictured 2013)

Simon Cowell And Louise Payne (1995)

It was previously reported Cowell was secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass

It was previously reported Cowell was secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass.

But their three-year relationship ended when the buxom blonde said she wanted to start a family with Cowell, but he was too busy.

Cowell apparently popped the question to the now-43-year-old in a lift during a business trip to New York, reported the Daily Star.

The pair met at a function in London in in 1995, after the end of Louise’s marriage to guitarist Fred, now 68. 

They allegedly first exchanged numbers at the party which Cowell was attended with his brother Nicholas.

But during their first date, he had the flu and thought he had blown his chances. A year later they bumped into each other and began a romance.

The source added: ‘The relationship had its ups and downs. They split twice but he was so in love with her he kept trying to make it work.

‘After the third attempt, they split for good. It was just before he started on Pop Idol. Louise wanted kids and he knew he wasn’t ready.

‘He never stopped loving her, though. He was heartbroken.’ 

Simon And Georgina Law (2000)

Fling: The X Factor judge had a casual fling with former Page 3 model and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance

The X Factor judge had a casual fling with former Page 3 model and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance.

She said: ‘I met Simon at the Spearmint Rhino Club where I used to work occasionally. This was before Pop Idol so he wasn’t famous. He is a lovely man and we had a casual relationship for about six months. 

‘We weren’t proper boyfriend or girlfriend, but we’d see each other regularly’. 

Terri Seymour (2002- 2008) 

Friendliest of exes: Simon has remained close friends with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008 (pictured in 2004) 

Simon has remained close friends with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008, and he even threw a birthday party for her daughter Coco last year.

While Terri and Simon reportedly split over his desire to not have a brood – his situation is very different now, with him admitting in 2017 that their children often share playdates.

Terri has six-year-old daughter Coco with model boyfriend Clark Mallon, 29.

Terri and Simon were an item for eight years before their split, with the music mogul rumoured to have given her a £6million ‘parting gift’. 

Simon And Dannii Minogue (2007)

Chemistry: In 2012, it was revealed Simon felt ‘genuine love’ for Dannii Minogue, 50, after a fling with the singer in 2007 (pictured in 2010) 

In 2012, it was revealed Simon felt ‘genuine love’ for Dannii Minogue, 50,  after a fling with the singer in 2007.

The music mogul admitted he felt ‘like a schoolboy’ around the Australian star during her time as a judge on the X Factor.

Details of the romance were revealed in a book entitled The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell, written by former BBC journalist Tom Bower. 

In the book, there were several quotes from Cowell speaking about the romance – even though Dannii and Simon had both denied it in 2008.

He is quoted as saying: ‘I had a crush on her. It was Dannii’s hair, the sexy clothes and the t**s. I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man’s girl. Very feminine.’  

Mezghan Hussainy (2009- 2012) 

Engaged: Simon went on to become engaged to Afghan-born make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010, but they split in February 2012 (pictured in 2020) 

Simon went on to become engaged to Afghan-born make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010, but they split in February 2012. 

The split only became public knowledge when Tom Bower published his unauthorised biography Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell.

The judge confessed in the book that he made a mistake asking her to marry him: ‘We came to the conclusion that I’m a hopeless boyfriend.’

He was reported to have given Hussainy a £5million mansion in Beverly Hills as compensation for the embarrassment of cancelling the engagement. 

Carmen Electra (2012)

Lovestruck: In 2012, Simon confirmed he was dating former Baywatch star Carmen, 49 (pictured in 2012) 

In 2012, Simon confirmed he was dating former Baywatch star Carmen, 49, however she didn’t get an invite to the star’s annual Caribbean jaunt in January 2013, as he was doted on by his coterie of exes.  

Carmen who met Cowell when she was a judge on BGT said she ‘adored’ the X Factor supremo, but while he admitted they are dating he was very clear about the status of their relationship.

The music mogul told American Idol host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show: ‘She’s not my girlfriend. We’re people who date.’    

Simon And Lauren Silverman (2013- now)   

Congratulations! Simon proposed to his partner of eight years in front of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 16, from a previous relationship (pictured in November)

Simon proposed to his partner of eight years in front of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 16, from a previous relationship. 

A source said: ‘Whilst Simon never thought he was the marrying type, he’s realised he’s met the woman of his dreams – and couldn’t be happier’

Simon met Lauren in 2013 when she was still married to millionaire property developer Andrew Silverman with news of the affair making global headlines. 

Despite previously insisting that he ‘didn’t believe’ in marriage, the father-of-one reassessed his views after falling in love with Lauren – who was left ‘stunned’ by the shock proposal. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Lauren was absolutely stunned and never in a million years expected Simon to pop the question. She burst into tears – happy tears – and obviously said yes straight away.  

‘Lauren has been Simon’s rock over these past few years – supporting him when he broke his back, and through thick and thin generally. They make a wonderful couple.

‘Whilst Simon never thought he was the marrying type, he’s realised he’s met the woman of his dreams – and couldn’t be happier. In the words of Beyoncé, it was time to put a ring on it.’ 

 

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