Simon Cowell almost had sex with Paula Abdul, but the possible aftermath scared him off.
In an interview with Barbara Walters, Cowell revealed that he came very close to acting on the attraction between himself and Abdul, explaining “I considered it, but then I thought, ‘I don’t think the after would be as good as the before. I’d let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be goodnight.”
He claimed that Abdul was “a million percent” interested in having a fling with him. Cowell said, “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. I think it was the sexual tension on her part.”