Simon Cowell Dumped Over the Phone by Girlfriend

The "king of the kiss-off," Simon Cowell, was unceremoniously given the old heave-ho by longtime girlfriend Terri Seymour.

The American Idol's controversial judge was dumped over the phone, his rep tells People Magazine. "Terri phoned Simon and finished it in September, about six weeks ago," said Max Clifford. "They are going to remain close friends. Simon thinks the world of Terri and that isn't going to change. He also understands her reason for ending it."

Seymour, 34, and may have been looking for children and a ring, but Clifford says with Cowell, 48, that was unlikely. "In the past Terri has said that she wants kids but that just isn't Simon," said Clifford. "Nobody else is involved, certainly not on Simon's side."

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