Simon Cowell has finally admitted that he once considered getting intimate with Paula Abdul.
On Barbara Walter's "10 Most Fascinating People," which aired on Wednesday night, she asked the "X Factor" judge how the relationship has changed between the pair over the years, which quickly turned to talk of a between-the-sheets romp.
"We didn't like each other in the beginning," Simon said, adding, "I think it was sexual tension - on her part."
"That she really wanted you?" Barbara asked.
"A million percent," Simon said.
"What happened? Did you want her?" Barbara asked.
"I considered it," Simon admitted. "But then I thought, I don't think the after would be as good as before."
Barbara then asked Simon if he felt that way because he didn't want to wake up with his fellow "X Factor" judge.
"I'd let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be, 'Good night,'" he laughed.
But it appears Simon hasn't completely shared his one-time fantasy with Paula.
"If you're watching Paula, it is true," Simon said.
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