Is Simon Cowell living in a fantasy world?
It wasn't too long ago that the X Factor judge said he and Carmen Electra are people who "just date".
But after a month of basically never being seen together - one brave reporter finally gathered enough courage to ask Carmen the one question everyone in the world wanted to know.
Is she or isn't she dating Simon Cowell?
Electra responded, but we have to warn you - her answer may SHOCK you.
"We're friends. I think he's on vacation right now. We've hung out a few times. He's an awesome person. And I absolutely adore him."
OK, either Simon was just totally lying or there's a BIG cultural difference between England and the U.S. On this side of the Atlantic - hanging out and dating are not the same thing.
Plus Electra said the dreaded phrase - JUST FRIENDS. Those two words can pop any hopeful suitor's balloon.
On another note, though. Single men get ready. Carmen may have just hit the market!
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Tags: carmen electra, dating, just friends, love line, relationship rumors, simon cowell, x factor