Simon Cowell has sparked more speculation about his relationship with make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy – by saying he's "not sure" if he's still engaged.
The star was speaking to controversial US DJ Howard Stern on the radio when he was quizzed about his love life.
When asked if he was engaged, the 51-year-old TV guru reportedly said he was "not sure".
The DJ asked him: "Why is the question 'are you engaged?' so painful to you?"
He said to the music mogul: "You seem embarrassed by the women you date, and I'll tell you why, they are lovely women, but yet you won't talk about about them.
"I'm a married man ... and if someone asks me a question about her I am proud to answer them, proud to admit I have a relationship with her."
Simon, who has been with Mezhgan for almost two years, replied: "If we were having this conversation off the radio I could have a normal conversation with you."
His spokeswoman later told The Sun: "Simon was just making it clear that he doesn't discuss his relationships."
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