Carmen Electra Denies Dating Simon Cowell: "We're Just Friends"

Brunette beauty not in a relationship with The X Factor judge

By Marc Malkin, Brett Malec Jan 14, 2013 10:42 PMTags
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If Carmen Electra brought a date to the Weinstein Company Golden Globes afterparty, it definitely was not Simon Cowell.

"We're friends," the 40-year-old beauty told E! News last night when asked about the ongoing rumors she's dating the 53-year-old X Factor bigwig. "I think he's on vacation right now."

Rumors of a romance between Electra and Cowell have been swirling since they were spotted hanging out and cozying up for pics while on a dinner date back in September.

"We've hung out a few times," Electra admitted of their friendship. "He's an awesome person. And I absolutely adore him."

Adding fuel to the dating rumors was Electra's split from ex-fiancé Rob Patterson back in October around the same time she began hanging out with Cowell. Electra and Patterson had been together for around five years before parting ways.

Luckily for all the guys out there, it sounds like Carmen is single and ready to mingle!