According to a new book, Simon Cowell had a secret affair with British X Factor judge Dannii Minogue. Supposedly, the TV mogul confessed they were lovers when they worked on the show. He admitted: “I had a crush. It was genuine love.”
Dannii was on The X Factor from 2007 to 2010. She split from Kris Smith, the father of her 21-month-old son Ethan, after four years. Simon also admits he later lusted after singer/judge Cheryl Cole and wanted to bed her, too.
The book published next month is called Sweet Revenge-The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, by biographer Tom Bower. The author also tells how Simon planned to seduce Dannii’s friend, singer Natalie Imbruglia, just last year after inviting her on to his yacht.
The source says, “They’re much more serious than everybody thinks. They’re really happy!”