Following in the footsteps of James Franco, Simon Cowell joked in a recent interview that staying friends with his exes has cost him a fortune, and that he’d be a lot richer if he happened to be into guys.
”Yes, particularly when I’ve had girlfriends like you lot,” he reportedly quipped. “I said to someone the other day that I wish I had been born gay. I would have saved a fortune.”
Cowell previously addressed rumors about his sexuality in his tell-all biography Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell. He’s also reportedly stated that he “couldn’t care less” if people think he is gay.
Cowell is currently excepting his first child with Manhattan socialite Lauren Silverman, due in February 2014.