Friendly exes alert!
A day after likely learning along with the rest of the world that Simon Cowell was going to be a dad, a smiling Mezhgan Hussainy was spotted pulling up to her former fiancée's house to help him primp for his appearance this afternoon at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.
The makeup artist and the TV-and-music mogul apparently have remained on good terms since breaking off their engagement in 2011, about a year after Cowell optimistically predicted on The Tonight Show that their wedding would take place "within the next 10 years."
Hussainy worked on American Idol with Cowell and now works with him on The X Factor—but it does seem to be the 53-year-old Brit's policy to maintain friendships with his exes...
And make sure that they're all friends as well! (Or at least can sit in the same room together.)
For instance, the ever-suave Simon was photographed in 2012 with married future baby mama Lauren Silverman, Hussainy and another ex-flame, singer Sinitta Malone, all of them sitting together in the front row at a fashion show.
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But Sinitta may not be taking the baby news as well as Hussainy seems to be. She tweeted yesterday (perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not), "Something has just happened...half miracle, half nightmare! #WakeMeUpIWantToGetOff!"
At this point it's unknown just how far back Cowell's romantic relationship with Silverman goes, though they (and Silverman's husband, Andrew) have reportedly been friends for at least seven years. Biographer Tom Bower wrote in Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell that Silverman was "completely flabbergasted" when Cowell told her in February 2010 that he was engaged to Hussainy.
The favor was probably returned yesterday.
But apparently thanks in part to Hussainy, Cowell looked totally put together when he accepted congratulations from a reporter at TCA but decline to speak further on the subject, telling the press, "Sorry. Unfortunately, I have to keep this private for the moment. It's just one of those things, but thank you anyway."
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