Dannii Minogue is reportedly "devastated" following Simon Cowell's apparent revelations of his relationship with her.
In a new biography, Simon reportedly claims that he and Dannii had a brief fling when she first joined The X Factor in 2007.
He is quoted as saying: “There were a few bonks and then it petered out while I was in America.”
Dannii, who previously denied any relationship between the pair, has been left humiliated.
“She’s understandably distraught by all of this coming out just as she’s struggling to cope with the breakdown of her relationship with Kris," a friend told the Daily Mirror today.
They added: “It was all such a long time ago and to have to deal with it now in the wake of the last few weeks is just too much. She is incredibly raw and this is the last thing she wants to endure.”
In the new book, written by Tom Bower, Simon is quoted as saying: “I had a crush on her. It was Dannii’s hair, the sexy clothes and the t**s. I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man’s girl. Very feminine.”
Simon has yet to comment on the claims in the book, saying only: "Just seen the TV ad for the unauthorised book on me. Yikes!"