After poking fun at her long-time co-judge, Paula got sentimental, telling Simon that their time together has brought her "immeasurable joy." "I love all the fun we've had together, I love all the laughter we've shared together, and American Idol is not going to be the same without you," she sincerely said.Cowell, who now serves as a judge alongside Abdul on Fox's "The X Factor," says the two at first couldn't stand each other and would fly on separate planes, but he later "considered" engaging in a relationship with her. We do fancy each other." But Simon says he would never cross the boundaries of their professional relationship because he wouldn't want to talk to Paula the next day. I couldn't bear the conversation the following morning." Meanwhile, Simon has admitted he hates judging 'American Idol' - but tolerates it because it makes good money.
But no one was more shocked to learn that the biting Brit was expecting his first child.toofab's Anna Kachikyan caught up with Paula at the Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular over the weekend, where she was asked if she ever expected Simon would become a father."No," exclaimed Paula emphatically.
Or maybe it’s because we’ve established quite an amazing friendship.Â ‘We’re like an old married couple without the sex – by choice! It took ten years to understand each other.â She said she felt ‘blessed’ to be part of the show and went on to coo Simon’s praises: âI’ve always known I’m a strong woman but he’s really taught me some inner strength.
He always provoked me and challenged me and the more I stood up for myself and the more I stood up to him the more he embraced me.â Paula and Cowell join Nicole Scherzinger and L. Reid on the judging panel alongside host Steve Jones as they take the hit UK talent show to America.
Asked whether Abdul wanted a relationship with Cowell, he replied: "A million percent." "I considered it, but then I thought, ' I don't think the after would be as good as the before,'" he said.
"I'd let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be goodnight," he joked.