Yet Simon Cowell has admitted he still turns to them from guidance when he's facing a tricky situation.The Daily Star reports that Simon revealed 'I still talk to my mum and my dad in my mind now if I am having a difficult decision or I am struggling with something'.'I have a mental conversation with the both of them,' he went on.
'And I absolutely know what the answer is – it is the weirdest thing.'The X Factor heavyweight - who has certainly veered away from his old persona as Mr Nasty of late - has showed he has a softer side recently.
Just last weekend on The X Factor he had to take a moment to compose himself with contestant Georgina reduced him to tears after a stunning performance that she dedicated to her son.
The nation's golden girl is back: Cheryl confirmed her return to X Factor last week, posing for an official picture alongside Simon, almost a decade after first appearance as a judge on the talent show On whether they'd kissed and made up the next year, she reserved some animosity, saying: 'I wouldn’t say I’ve kissed Simon - I tell you one thing he can kiss...' Afterwards, in 2014, Simon explained why he'd sacked her saying: 'When I saw her I didn't recognise her. She'd lost her confidence.' Cheryl confirmed her temporary return to the X Factor UK when the official pictures were released last week, marking almost a decade since her first appearance as a judge.
Her return as a mentor in the Judge's Houses follows a two year hiatus from the show, and her recent reemergence to the spotlight following the birth of her first child.
After being told that she was not heading into the judges houses with Simon this year, Sinitta had publicly slammed both him and Fight for This Love singer, Cheryl.
Speaking to Dan Wootton's Bizarre column at the time, Sinitta revealed: “I will always love Simon.I must admit I was a bit unladylike when I talked about my ... He lost his beloved mother Julie in 2015 and his father Eric in 1999.He is like a father figure meets brother figure and ex-lover figure to me, and of course my mentor for over three decades. The friendship is more important than the show." Simon and Sinitta's turbulent back story and friendship looks set to be put under the spotlight more than ever before next year - after the star revealed to us she was releasing an autobiography. It's really juicy and a long time coming, but it's coming!“But right now he can kiss my black a**.” However, after having a change of heart, Sinitta told Lorraine: "I'm over it now. She told The Sun Online: “I have an album coming in the new year, really exciting- AND a book! Proving that the love-hate banter between the duo is as rife as ever, Simon goads the beauty about the name choice for her baby, who she welcomed with One Direction star Liam in March.'Do want to go to school being called Bear?