Simon Cowell Went on Blind Date with a Pregnant Denise Richards

| by Michael Allen

Speaking to radio host Howard Stern, Simon Cowell claimed that he was set up with Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards on a blind date at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, years ago.

"She's cute," Cowell recalled. "She turned up eight months pregnant and had a dog in her handbag."

When Stern asked if Richards' pregnancy was a turn off, Cowell said: "A little bit. But she is gorgeous. I liked her a lot, I think she's cute, funny, a bit of a wacko...but I like that."

Cowell claimed they did "meet up afterwards," but wouldn't go into details.

Presumably the date took place in 2005, when Denise split from husband Charlie Sheen during her pregnancy with second daughter Lola, who was born on June 1, 2005.

The couple briefly reconciled before announcing they would be proceeding with the divorce in January 2006.

In his interview with Stern, Cowell also said that he doesn't know if he and fiancée Mezghan Hussainy are still engaged. The two have not been seen together much lately and Cowell's mother has implied that they had split.

Stern countered: "You seem embarrassed by the women you date. 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 admit I have a relationship."

Cowell replied: "If we were having this conversation off the radio I could have a normal conversation."

Cowell's spokesman Max Clifford later added: "Simon was just making it clear he doesn't discuss his relationships."