Put a ring on it: The feisty honcho of "The X Factor" fell in love with Hussainy after meeting her in 2003 on the set of "American Idol," where she worked as a makeup artist. He proposed in February 2010 and said he was smitten with his bride-to-be.
Cancel the cake: Smitten somehow turned to sour ... sort of. Cowell confessed to U.K. paper the Mirror in late January 2012 that he and Hussainy had called off the wedding. "It's quite a complicated relationship. We have had a break from each other, and we are still incredibly close. I'm vulnerable. It's not on, it's not off, it's somewhere in the middle. I don't know if I will ever get married, but I am happy." If he's happy, then everyone's happy.