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Simon Cowell

I Bought My Ex a Mansion

Because I Was a Bad Fiance

4/16/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Simon Cowell is telling friends ... his engagement to Mezhgan Hussainy was a "big mistake" ... but she left the relationship with one fabulous parting gift ... an $8 MILLION MANSION.

The details surrounding the breakup are unclear ... but according to TheSun.com, Cowell has admitted, "I'm a hopeless boyfriend."

The two got engaged back in 2010 after meeting on the set of "American Idol."

Sources close to Cowell tell us he feels Mezhgan "deserves" the home for putting up with all of the publicity and scrutiny that comes with dating the "X Factor" honcho.

We're told the two are still on good terms ... probably because it's hard to hold a grudge when you're living in an 8 MILLION DOLLAR MANSION!

Cowell has a history of showering his exes in riches following a breakup ... his former flame Terri Seymour reportedly walked away with a $5 million mansion and millions in cash when they split back in 2008.

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alumette    

Could it be "hush" money ?.....nay......

884 days ago
17.

dfghj    

Seems like someone is trying to buy silence. What can the secret be that he's willing to give 8 mill?

884 days ago
18.

Kevin    

Just a different kind of "hush money".

Didn't he give that other ex $9 Mil?

I'm guessing that ol' Simon has secrets he wants to keep.

884 days ago
19.

Tammy    

I think we all know it's hush money. The real question is: what's so bad that she needs a $8 million mansion to keep quiet about it?

884 days ago
20.

Carl    

I bet he's into some really weird sex thing and gives his ex's these big payouts to keep them from talking about it to the press.

884 days ago
21.

Straight Talkin Texan    

I've always liked Simon. Hey, Simon, I'll be your girlfriend for a lot less money! :-)))

884 days ago
22.

Sue    

1st mistake was X Factor. Second mistake was fiance'. Third and final mistake hiring Britney to judge real singers.

884 days ago
23.

BB in CA    

Love Simon. If she had to agree to anything, it's probably that she will not write anything about him! The man loves women too much to be gay so he keeps trying to find someone right for himself but imo it's tough for Simon since he's so spoiled. To the idiots (likely conservative patriots) that are posting about Simon possibly being gay, why are you so obsessed with people being gay? Most of us don't care if someone is gay.

884 days ago
24.

Julia    

Maybe Octomom should start to date him... She needs a home !

884 days ago
25.

Trace    

Yes, it is called hush money.

884 days ago
26.

YouDontSay    

They say you should judge your boyfriend by the way he treats his exes. Simon you rock!

884 days ago
27.

Mork12    

These women are nothing more than Simon's whores, but at least he's a stand up guy and pays up for services rendered. He can afford to do it, being in the pimp business...

884 days ago
28.

O_o    

...i haven't checked w my husband yet. BUT, i'm pretty sure he'll agree - i'm available, simon.

884 days ago
29.

superchicken    

It's just gussied up prostitution once you cut out all the fat.

884 days ago
30.

charles    

x

884 days ago
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