No one can deny that Simon Cowell's one true love has always been himself. And for the time being, that's how it's going to stay.
The X Factor heavyweight has confirmed that after two years together, he and his makeup artist girlfriend (and much rumored fiancée) are no longer wedding aisle-bound, and that the couple, who last saw each other just before Christmas, are currently on a break.
Though to hear him say it, it's not as if they're totally broken.
While Cowell has a reputation for being a perpetual bachelor who keeps his private life private, his personal life hit the headlines in a big way back in 2010 when he declared Husseiny "the one" on a British talk show and intimated (as did the rock on her ring finger) that they would be taking a trip down the aisle. (He never formally called her his fiancée, though the media made the obvious jump.)
"It is quite a complicated relationship," he told the Daily Mail. "We have had a break from each other, and we are still incredible close.
"I have been pretty good about not talking about my private stuff, but I got caught up in the moment," he said of his declaration of marriage-mindedness. "I don't really know where I am at the moment, and that is why I don't talk about it."
Incredibly close though the duo may be, they're not currently together—though he doesn't appear to be ruling out a reunion in the future.
"I'm vulnerable," he said. "It's not on, it's not off, it's somewhere in the middle. I don't know if I will ever get married, but I am happy."
Whether or not that makes Mezghan happy, well, time will tell.