Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue: Romance confirmed by publicist Max Clifford
Publicist of Simon Cowell, Max Clifford, has confirmed that the music mogul and Dannii Minogue were lovers.
The unauthorised biography by Tom Bower, 'The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell', claimed that the pair, who originally denied rumors in 2008, were 'genuinely in love'.
"Yes - he did have a relationship with Dannii", told PR guru Clifford to Exclusive TV.
The 68-year-old was quick to defend Cowell by insisting that the star has never spoken publicly about his relationships, adding: "Everyone who knows Simon knows he keeps his private life as private as possible. But [it's] the truth."
While criticizing Bower, Clifford added: "It was Simon's choice, but my attitude is you don't talk to someone like Tom Bower, he's only really looking for the controversial stuff. It was a mistake."
Minogue, who appeared on the X Factor panel alongside Cowell between 2007 and 2010, is reportedly distraught by the revelation.
The 40-year-old split up with rugby player partner Kris Smith earlier this month.