Simon Cowell: ‘Kids Aren’t For me’

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SIMON Cowell has ruled out ever having children.

The X Factor chief — who claimed last year he could see himself and fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy having “little Simons” one day — insists raising a family isn’t compatible with his lifestyle and admits he doesn’t have the “patience” to care for a baby.

Asked if he had now ruled out having children, the 51-year-old music mogul said, “At my age, definitely. The reality is, with the way I live my life, I wouldn’t have the patience. I’d sort of want people born at the age of 10, I think.

“[I thought about it for] a little while, but not seriously. I was sort of probably just in the moment. Truthfully, with the schedule, the crazy hours, I don’t think it would work.”

Despite being engaged to Mezhgan for over a year, Simon appears to be in no hurry to tie the knot.

Pressed about his marriage plans, he said, “Let’s just leave that one.”

Simon started smoking when he was just eight years old and admits cigarettes are still one of the greatest pleasures in his life.

“I genuinely still love smoking. I equate smoking with having a good time,” he said. “Literally. I shouldn’t be saying this, but … well, they’re not illegal, are they? After sex — amazing.”