Terri Seymour and Simon Cowell
Yui Mok/PA EMPICS/ABACA
11/08/2008 at 10:55 AM EST
Former model Terri Seymour says there will always be a special place in her heart for reality TV's Mr. Mean.
"You know, I'll always love Simon," Seymour tells Britain's Daily Mail
of her ex-beau, Idol
judge Simon Cowell. "When you've been with someone that long, you can't help it."
The British couple spent six years together but only revealed the split
on Nov 1. Since then Cowell has sworn he has kicked the female habit.
"Don't worry about me," he said four days later
. "I don't need a lonely hearts ad. I'm off women now."
But if he ever reconsiders, Cowell may just get to see more of Seymour.
"I'll always have a special place in my heart for him, but it was time to move on," she adds.
Seymour, who was once a Wheel of Fortune
host and now presents for Extra
, also reveals the Cowell who means the most to her – his mom.
"I'll tell you who I'll really miss – his mum, Julie. She's a lovely lady, and so much fun," says Seymour. "When we split up, she said to me, 'You'll always be my little girl – I adore you.'"