"I mean, the truth was, on the first two seasons, we couldn't travel on the same plane together.We really disliked each other that much," he said, blaming her "sexual tension" for the animosity between the two.However, the 38-year-old wasn't the lucky one to be asked the all-important question by the judge, 56, on the evening, the proposal was actually directed at fellow panelist David Walliams. "Amanda retorted: "Something even bigger than a proposal, Simon.Following dance troupe Spartans Resurrection's performance, Amanda, 45, complained: "I felt like there should have been a bigger ending."No doubt the father-of-one would regret asking his next question, which got a very amusing reply from the blonde actress. Which would be good for someone like you to do, but maybe not… "After sending both the panel and audience into a frenzy, David Walliams couldn't resist chipping in: "You should do it on the show tonight, I know she will be watching."But, Simon instead asked the comedian, leaving him over the moon: "Fine. It's like a living nightmare."The record producer was previously reported to be engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy, before their relationship came to an end in 2011.When he decided to go, we had a quick conversation, and that was it, really. This is a very successful show, so rather than launching something new, this felt like an easier, more obvious thing to do.
The couple welcomed their first child together, son Eric, in February 2014, while the American brunette also has a little boy from her first marriage.
Cowell and Abdul have poked fun at the rumors they were dating in the past, including in an Idol skit where the two were seen on a date and later sharing a kiss.
The TV mogul was left a little red-faced after Amanda Holden cheekily suggested he should finally pop the question to long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
Asked whether Abdul wanted a relationship with Cowell, he replied: "A million percent." "I considered it, but then I thought, ' I don't think the after would be as good as the before,'" he said.
"I'd let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be goodnight," he joked.