American Idol judge Simon Cowell and his girlfriend of over five years, TV presenter Terri Seymour, have broken up over cheating rumors and Simon’s refusal to get married, claims the National Enquirer. 33 year-old Terri was hoping that Simon, 48, would marry her eventually and have children. After hanging around waiting and hearing rumors that he’d been cheating with other women, she decided that she’d had enough and called it quits. Terri moved out of the mansion they shared and now has her own house. They managed to break up under the radar, and sources say that Simon wants Terri back but that he’s not about to change his roving ways and marry her:
The couple’s secret split came after several reports that Simon had cheated. In 2006, a British publication reported that Simon was seeing model and sociality Jasmine Lennard.
Then last summer, The Enquirer revealed Teri was rattled by rumors that Simon was fooling around with a woman associated with “American Idol.”
Simon wants Terri back, and some insiders say he may be able to talk his way out of trouble again. But the friend added he’s going to have a tough time because “Terri felt that if Simon wasn’t going to settle down by now, it was never going to happen.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, April 28, 2008]
You can tell that Simon is a big flirt, and although the British press is notorious for making up stories he definitely could have cheated. The woman he was said to have cheated with in the summer of 2006 was photographed leaving his home in the morning at a time when Terri was away. Simon has been very outspoken about not wanting a family, and Terri told People Magazine last year that she rarely talks to him about children and when she did bring it up he told her to buy a turtle. She said it didn’t bother her at the time, but that she did want children eventually. It’s not like she was going to get anywhere by hanging around waiting. If she has her own house now they probably have broken up, but we’ll have to see if they make any appearances together or any kind of statement about it.
Simon Cowell and Terri Seymour are shown at the TV Guide Emmy Party on 9/16/07, thanks to Splash News.