Simon Cowell has denied having an affair with Mel B - with a source close to the star describing the idea as "total nonsense". The Sun revealed last night that the music mogul's girlfriend Lauren Silverman had confronted the Spice Girl, who works alongside Simon on America’s Got Talent, in a series of messages.
A source close to Simon told us: "There is no affair and there never has been. Simon has never cheated on Lauren. It is total nonsense. Everything is fine between them."
An insider last night claimed Lauren had grown "very suspicious" because the 60-year-old Britain's Got Talent boss is often mobbed by female fans.
They explained: “Poor Lauren adores Simon but is naturally very suspicious of all the female attention he gets. Because he’s so charismatic, women flock to him - and it riles Lauren.
“Understandably, the fact she and Simon still aren’t married, despite having a son together, makes her a bit more insecure."
They added: “Simon obviously gets on well with Mel and all his female co-stars, but that’s all there’s ever been to it; absolutely no hint of romance.
"They were both pretty livid - and mortified - when Lauren accused them of a ridiculous affair which never, ever happened.
“Things have been resolved now, and everyone is on good speaking terms - but, for a while, it was obviously extremely awkward.”
News of the unlikely spat comes after Amanda Holden’s daughter Hollie suggested the couple had secretly split-up.
The eight-year-old piped up during her mum's Instagram Live yesterday saying: "I thought they broke up?" before Amanda speedily replied: "Don't be stupid."
Amanda later explained: "Hollie last saw Lauren when she was about to board a plane back to America during BGT auditions to go and visit her eldest son and so I can only presume that’s what made her - incorrectly - think it.
"In reality, Lauren and I have even been exchanging photos of our families in lockdown. And Simon’s even learned how to cook!”
Simon and 42-year-old Lauren share a six-year-old son called Eric, who was born on Valentine's Day in 2014.
The pair, who became a couple in 2013, has been pictured running errands together as well as entertaining Eric together in California, where they are staying. Simon previously said being in a stable relationship with Lauren and looking after Eric has made his life much more fulfilling.
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