'Stressed' Simon Cowell demands "space" from fiancé Mezhgan Hussainy!

Simon Cowell

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has reportedly asked his fiancé Mezhgan Hussainy to "give him space" as the pair's relationship continues to struggle. According to Closer magazine this week, makeup artist Mezhgan is livid with the music mogul treating her like an 'inconvenience'.

It's comes as Simon Cowell prepares for the launch of The X Factor USA later this month, as well as continuing to work on the UK version and new game show Red or Black.

"Simon's under pressure, but Mezhgan's livid he treats her like an 'inconvenience'," a pal tells the magazine this week. "He tried to soften the blow, saying he wouldn't see other girls."

And the pal warned: "If Simon’s not given space, he'll simply add the relationship."

It follows an interview on US radio yesterday in which Simon admitted he was "not sure" whether he was still engaged to Mezhgan, who he previous described as "the one" in an interview with Piers Morgan.