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Updated: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT | By Colleen Last and Felicity Thistlethwaite
The women in Simon Cowell's life

Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul

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These two might have bickered a lot on X Factor, and before that on American Idol, but Simon and Paula Abdul are also incredibly close.

In fact, he actually credits their closeness to physical attraction! "I think it was the sexual tension on her part," he once said of Paula.