Simon Cowell and his former X Factor judging colleague Cheryl Cole have allegedly become friends again. Their friendship had faltered in the wake of her being fired from the X Factor USA and Cowell’s bungled attempts to get her back on the UK version of the X Factor.
The pair suffered a very public argument when Cole was dumped from the X Factor USA judging panel.
Media mogul Cowell has since made several attempts to mend their relationship over the last few months. Now, UK newspaper, The Mail On Sunday, has reported that Simon Cowell finally persuaded Cheryl Cole to go to dinner with him last week.
Apparently, all the work to mend the friendship came from Simon. He was said to be a lot more upset by the breakdown of their friendship than Cheryl was. He had been trying to persuade her to meet up for weeks.
At the dinner date, the pair finally talked about her being fired from The X Factor USA and Simon explained why it happened. He apparently apologized for the first time, and told Cheryl he wants to work on future projects together.
The insider further claimed that Cheryl Cole appeared to be much happier since having the chance to reconcile with Cowell. She may be playing it cool but she is happy and relieved to be friends with Simon Cowell once more.
Cheryl Cole was this week rumored to be negotiating a big-money deal with UK TV station ITV, which would see her land her own chat show. It was also previously reported that Cole is in the running for a mentoring role on the upcoming UK version of The Voice.