London, Mar 2 : Simon Cowell might have been scaring people away on television but there's one thing that terrifies him - marriage - because he feels that his wife will leave him broke.
The 48-year-old Cowell has been dating Terri Seymour for 5 years now. But when the question arises of taking the relationship at another level, the star says that that he will never marry Terri, because he fears that she will leave him with no money.
"I don't believe in marriage, certainly not in this business. The truth is that you get married and in a year or two they clean you out! It's just not going to work," the Mirror quoted him, as saying.
"We have contracts with artists that are 120 pages long and last five years. Then you go into marriage with no contract and the laws are a thousand years old. It doesn't work - it changes you. That whole culture just puts you in a very weakened position.
"I think the laws are crazy. I know a lot of people going through divorces now and once the lawyers get involved it starts to get nasty," he added.