Simon Cowell’s ex-girlfriend Sinitta was the one to tell him to lose weight

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I’ll give Simon Cowell credit for something: he’s never treated women like they’re disposable. Even when he’s broken up with a woman, he makes sure she’s taken care of and he often employs her, and more often than not, the ex-girlfriend is added to his makeshift harem of ex-girlfriends who vacation with him and are still in his life as close friends. Even though he’s with Lauren Silverman now – messy as it is – and they have a son, he still has many of his ex-girlfriends around. Like Sinitta, one of his most famous girlfriends and then ex-girlfriends. They’re still very close. Close enough where Sinitta was the one to tell him to lose weight. In the name of friendship.

We all know Simon Cowell has an excellent relationship with his exes – and probably his most famous amicable ex is Sinitta. The former pop star and the X Factor music mogul dated in the eighties, but since then, they’ve been thick as thieves. From working together, partying together and holidaying together, the pair are the ultimate BFFs. If you’re wondering whether the secret to their friendship is Sinitta showering him with compliments, think again, she tells Simon things he might not want to hear – like that he needs to lose weight.

In a video posted on ITV’s Lorraine, the former pop star set the record straight about how the conversation happened, she said: “We had just finished filming X Factor – the last year with Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul and Dianne Warren – everybody was there. And as we were leaving, I was kissing him goodbye and saying thank you, and as I said goodbye I whispered in his ear: ‘Babe, I’m really sorry to say this but I love you so much, and I’ve got to do this. You’re too handsome, you’re too fabulous, to let yourself go like this.’ And I kind of put my arms around him – I had my arms around him because we were hugging – but I just kind of grabbed him a little bit around the love handles of his waist, and his little cheeks. And I just said ‘I want you to be healthy, I want you to look good, I want you to feel good. This is not you and I think we need to address this.’

“He’s used to me being on to him about these things… about health. On holiday, I would always make sure we have power plates, exercise bikes, everything, because we once found that we put on ten pounds in two weeks on a yacht on holiday, because you just sit and eat, and talk and laugh and drink, so yeah, he’s used to that from me.”

The 55-year-old continued: “He was really sweet because he received it really well. He was like, ‘y’know what, I promise you, the next time you see me, you won’t recognise me’. And then I’d get little updates, ‘I’ve gone vegan’ and ‘I’ve gone vegetarian’, ‘I’ve stopped eating sugar’, ‘I’ve stopped eating wheat.’ And, true to his word, he’s gotten his act together and he’s looking and feeling fantastic. And it’s really good because he’s feeling fantastic, he has energy, he can think clearer, he’s sleeping better, so it’s not just the aesthetics and not just what he looks like … very proud.”

[From Hello]

I don’t doubt that Sinitta told him that and I have no doubt that her words were one of many things which instigated the change we see in Simon. But… is it better? I mean… he’s on a quacky elimination diet because some naturopath faked some BS tests and, in addition to all that, Simon looks very much like he’s undergone some lipo and plastic surgery. As for what Sinitta said and whether it’s nice to tell your close friend to lose some weight… I think it’s kind of mean? Trust me, your friend f–king knows that they need to lose weight. And by getting in their face – even if you’re doing it in a loving, supportive way – about their weight, you might send them into an unhealthy tailspin. Which might explain why Simon looks the way he does now.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    Boy I need some coffee because I read her name wrong.

  2. lucy2 says:

    But who told him to get those teeth?

    • Boodiba says:

      They are blinding!!!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      hahahahahaha! I was going to say “was she also the one who told him get the GIANT SUPERWHITE chompers and the bad plastic surgery?”

    • Gil says:

      I’m more shocked by that botched face job. His eyes look really weird. Like he cannot close his eyes when he sleeps, just like Liberace

  3. astrid says:

    I can’t imagine anyone not knowing that they need to loose weight, so why bring it up?

    • Tigerlily says:

      Exactly. My weight has crept up over the years for various reasons (laziness, liking food too much, hurting too much/too tired to exercise, meds I take for RA) & trust me I KNOW. Every morning when I get dressed I know. When I go shopping for clothing I know. Kind of a ridiculous statement about this being his reason. Also WTF did he do to his face?? He thinks this is an improvement? Reminds me of a couple old Friends episodes, both about Ross. One about getting his teeth over whitened and two about him getting a bad spray tan.

  4. RoyalBlue says:

    Ugh. Sorry. I just can’t with guys and their numerous ex girlfriend besties. Lauren left her husband for Simon. Tell me. It’s the money right?

  5. Yup, Me says:

    If Simon feels good, then good for him, I guess. But the facial specific body dysmorphia with celebrities is a PROBLEM. All that tugging and plumping and poking and snipping makes most of them look like sh*t.

  6. khaveman says:

    I’m not understanding why his eyes look so bizarre.

  7. Holly hobby says:

    Too bad she didn’t tell him to stop with the bad plastic surgery.

  8. Savannah says:

    I 100% agree with you Kaiser!
    What a terrible friend she is to say that. No wonder he looks like he hasn’t slept since his birth.

  9. Baltimom says:

    He looks so weird now that you can see his eyes.

  10. popcorn says:

    best comments ever lol but ya he needs to not have superficial friends if it is possible & just be true to his gift of spotting talent.