Simon Cowell thinks Carmen Electra has “The X Factor.”
After months of playing coy, the British reality TV judge finally admitted that he and Electra are in fact dating – just don’t put any labels on their relationship! While appearing on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio show on Wednesday, the host mentioned that he recently interviewed Electra, sneakily referring to the 40-year-old “I Like It Loud” singer as Cowell’s “girlfriend.” After a few seconds of nervous laughter, Cowell, 53, replied, “She's not my girlfriend. We’re people who date.”
“The X Factor" judge, who was also recently linked to "True Blood" actress Janina Gavankar, then proceeded to gush about the ageless Electra, saying, “She’s adorable, isn’t she?”
Cowell, who called off his engagement to makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy earlier in the year, was first spotted getting cozy with Electra at a Los Angeles restaurant in September. While eyewitnesses at the time said they were “making out,” they’ve both been hush-hush about their relationship status.
That doesn’t mean they haven’t had nice things to say about one another publicly. In November, omg! interviewed Electra and she gushed about Cowell -- but stopped short of admitting to anything romantic. "We're really good friends," she teased. "We worked together on 'Britain's Got Talent' and we just clicked. I just think he's so funny and so charming, and our personalities really get along well. We had great chemistry on camera, and now that he's in town doing 'X Factor,' we've had more time to hang out. I just adore him. I think he's a sweetheart!"
When pressed on whether she would date him if he asked, Electra – who split from her fiancé Rob Patterson in early October after she was seen out with Cowell – replied, "We would have to see.”
He must have finally asked!
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