Simon Cowell's job wife
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 November 2008
Simon Cowell has admitted his six-year relationship with Terri Seymour failed because he is "married to his job"
Simon Cowell says he is "married to his job".
The music mogul, who recently announced he has split from girlfriend of six years Terri Seymour, admits the relationship failed as he is too obsessed with work and didn't want to commit.
He said: "Bottom line is I am married to my job. When people moan about been a celebrity, I think, 'Oh please, sort yourself out - it's the greatest job in the world.' I wake up daily thanking my lucky stars, but to throw marriage into that mix is not right. I have seen too many celebrity marriages that on paper make a great mix, fall apart through ego and just plain celebrity madness."
Simon, 49, claims Terri always knew he had no intention of tying the knot or becoming a father, but he thinks she might have thought he would change his mind.
He added to FOX News: "I think in relationships, you have to be totally honest. I have always been and I know Terri knows that.
"I find women confusing really. When you hook up and date, you're both honest about what you want. I have never ever said that I want children or marriage. I know some people find it hard to fathom, but it's me, it's who I am."
Simon - who has sought support from his ex-girlfriend and close friend Sinitta following the demise of his relationship -intends to stay in contact with Terri, but dismissed rumours he is already on the look out for a new love.
He said: "There is no one new in my life. I can honestly say some of my best friends are girls, but we're not dating, and that is that. Myself and Terri will remain firm friends. We're grown ups."
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