Sydney: Simon Cowell’s sensational revelation of having an affair with Australian Dannii Minogue has failed to affect his reputation as he has been voted the world’s best boyfriend in a new survey.
The 52-year-old hit headlines at the weekend after it was reported he romanced Minogue in 2007, when she was a judge on the X-Factor.
In a survey by dating website SeekingArrangement.com, the media mogul’s well-known habit of keeping close to his ex-lovers and making sure they are financially secure has put him top of the list of perfect “sugar daddies”.
British royal Prince Harry came second in the survey, and TV host Ant McPartlin was third.
And it seems a hint of scandal is attractive for men too - British singer Tulisa Contostavlos, who was recently embroiled in a sex tape furore, was voted the ideal young woman for an ageing rich bachelor, beating pop star Cheryl Cole into second place.
“Cowell is the perfect sugar daddy - not only is he fabulously rich but he is fabulously generous as well. He loves women and treats them with respect,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted SeekingArrangement owner Brandon Wade as saying.