London, Nov 6 : Simon Cowell has confessed that he and girlfriend of six years, Terri Seymour, broke off because he didn't want marriage or children.
The American Idol judge has revealed that the reason behind the split was his hesitance to say 'I Do', and there was no one else involved.
"She wants a different path in life, and I totally respect her for it," the Mirror quoted Cowell as saying.
He added: "We will be best mates, but I think in relationships, you have to be totally honest. "When you hook up and date, you're both honest about what you want. I have never ever said that I want children or marriage.
"I know some people find it hard to fathom, but it's me, it's who I am. There is no one new in my life.
"I am married to my job. When people moan about being a celebrity, I think: 'Oh please, sort yourself out. It's the greatest job in the world'.
"I wake up daily thanking my lucky stars but to throw marriage into the mix is just not right."