Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra (Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
At the Do Something Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, omg! caught up with Carmen Electra, who dated Cowell late last year, and she admitted to reporters that she, too, was shocked by the news.
"I was!" Electra told omg!. "I actually was."
News broke earlier today that Simon, 53, and 36-year-old socialite Lauren Silverman — who is still legally married to Simon's good friend, New York real estate tycoon Andrew Silverman — are expecting their first child together.
"I'm so happy for him," Carmen continued, before elaborating (coyly, of course) to reporters about what their relationship was really about. "I think people — all these rumors about us were swirling, there were so many — people didn't really know what they were talking about. Our relationship was a very flirtatious friendship. I'm very proud of him and so happy."
Flirty friendship indeed! Simon and Carmen were spotted kissing on multiple dinner dates last year.
"Girlfriend? We're people who date," Cowell said after Ryan Seacrest pressed him about the relationship rumors in December. "She's adorable, isn't she?"
Anyone who watched "American Idol" knows Simon isn't exactly the warm and fuzzy type. However, Carmen believes he'll be a great father.
"What I witnessed working with him on 'Britain's Got Talent' and coming to see him during 'X Factor' is that the people he truly believes in, he stands up for them and supports them," she explained. "I obviously think that his child will be very well taken care of and very loved."
While Cowell's flirty friend has yet to call or text him, she says that is next on her to do list.
"I'm going to call him as soon as I get in the car after the event," Electra said smiling. "I want to know if it's a boy or a girl! It's awesome, I'm super happy for him. He's lovely."
While Carmen and Simon weren't exactly serious, take a look at these celebrity exes who have remained friendly:
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