Simon Cowell not engaged: Publicist
Music mogul Simon Cowell is not engaged, his publicist has clarified after a spate of reports which claimed that the American Idol judge has popped the question to his Afghani girlfriend.entertainment Updated: Feb 20, 2010 20:59 IST
The couple have been dating since last fall and the Internet is abuzz with reports of an impending wedding after Hussainy was spotted with a diamond on her ring finger.
But 50-year-old Cowell's longtime publicist Max Clifford has rubbished the reports.
"I spoke to Simon in London, just before he took his flight back to Los Angeles. I asked him, 'Look, are you engaged? Is it true?' And he said: 'No! No. I'm not engaged'," Clifford told Us magazine.
The publicist added that Cowell is happy with the 36-year-old make-up artiste but they will not be settling down anytime soon.
"Yes, they are an item. Yes, they're happy. But they're not engaged. That's straight from Simon's mouth," said Clifford.