X Factor 2012: Simon Cowell had the ex factor as he took former fiancé Mezghan Hussainy on Christmas hols to Barbados

by Lynn Rowlands

simon cowell mezghan hussainySimon Cowell is possibly one of the best ex-boyfriends ever, because not only does he tend to buy rather nice houses and cars for his exes, he’s prone to taking them on holiday too…

Which is exactly what he’s done for former fiancé Mezghan Hussainy who he invited to join him in Barbados for a dose of festive sun.

And she evidently accepted given that the Daily Star has snaps of the couple having a frolic in the surf and a razz around on jet skis.

The paper states, that Simon “treated the 39-year-old make-up artist to a burn-up on jet skis off the island’s sandy beaches…

Simon Cowell and Mezhgan Hussainy arrive at the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party in West Hollywood, CaliforniaSimon and Mezghan got engaged in 2010, however, after a year, they broke off their engagement and ended their relationship. Simon then gave her a £5million Beverly Hills mansion as a parting gift.

Speaking to author Tom Bower – who of course penned the biography of Cowell entitled Sweet Revenge – Simon said of splitting from Mezghan, “We came to the conclusion that I’m a hopeless boyfriend.”

Since they went their separate ways, Simon has been romantically linked to Carmen Electra. However, during a phone-in to a radio show hosted by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, Simon said he and Carmen aren’t an item.

He said, “She’s not my girlfriend. We’re people who date. She’s adorable, isn’t she?”

Meanwhile, of Simon’s Christmas holiday, his spokesman said, “Simon had a quiet Christmas with his mum and close family on Antigua, but New Year on Barbados tends to be a lot livelier.

“It becomes a huge social gathering and is getting bigger every year.

“It doesn’t surprise me that Mezhgan is there. Simon tends to stay very close to his girlfriends and ex-girlfriends.

“He gets on very well with them all.”

Here’s a news report about Simon’s Barbados jaunt…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.