Simon Cowell was 'secretly engaged' to Page Three Girl Louise Payne after she split from Right Said Fred husband
07:57 GMT, 17 April 2012
Simon Cowell was secretly engaged to a Page Three girl, it has been revealed.
The music mogul is said to have proposed to Louise Payne, after she split with husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass.
But their three-year relationship ended when the buxom blonde said she wanted to start a family with Cowell, but he was too busy.
Revelation: Music mogul Simon Cowell was reportedly secretly engaged to Page Three girl, Louise Payne in the 1990s
A string of revelations have been made about Cowell since his book came out
Cowell apparently popped the question to the now-43-year-old in a lift during a business trip to New York, reported the Daily Star.
A source told the newspaper: 'Simon was heartbroken. They tried to make it work but it all went wrong.'
The pair met at a function in London in in 1995, after the end of Louise's marriage to guitarist Fred, now 55.
They allegedly first exchanged numbers at the party which Cowell was attended with his brother Nicholas.
But during their first date, he had the flu and thought he had blown his chances.
A year later they bumped into each other and began a romance.
The source added: 'The relationship had its ups and downs. They split twice but he was so in love with her he kept trying to make it work.
'After the third attempt, they split for good. It was just before he started on Pop Idol. Louise wanted kids and he knew he wasn’t ready.
'He never stopped loving her, though. He was heartbroken.'
The revelation comes as an unauthorised autobiography of the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent judge's book, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate life of Simon Cowell, will soon be released.
In it, are a string of claims about his previous escapades, including a short fling with fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue.
He is quoted as saying he felt 'genuine love' for the brunette.
The Australian has not commented on the claims.
Raunchy: The buxom blonde, now 43, was known for stripping off in tabloids
It was also revealed today that Cowell was robbed by a woman after a one night stand last October.
He apparently met the girl in a Hollywood club and took her back to his hotel, reported The Sun.
He awoke to find his wallet and laptop missing.
He called the police to track down the device, which had information about his TV shows.
The woman allegedly agreed to return the computer, but kept money from his wallet.
Cowell's string of girlfriends also include former Page Three girl Jackie St Clair, 48, model and lap-dancer Georgina Law, 31, glamour girl Jasmine Leonard, 26, 1980s pop star Sinitta, 48, and TV presenter Terri Seymour, 38.
Spouse: Louise was previously married to Fred Fairbrass, right, one half of British band from Right Said Fred
He has never been married but in 2010 he proposed to make-up artist Mezghan Hussainy, 38.
But their relationship ended in September last year.
Cowell is said to have proposed to Idol makeup artist Mezghan on Valentine’s Day with a 250,000 ring.
And after their split, he agreed to transfer the ownership of his
5million hill-top house in Beverly Hills to her, according to the book.