London: Music mogul Simon Cowell and singer Cheryl Cole have finally buried the hatchet and have become pals again.
The ‘X Factor’ judge sent a short and sweet text message to Cole asking “Friends again? X,” to which she replied, “You’ve got a nerve!… x.”
They fell out after Cole, 28, was dropped from the US version of ‘X Factor’ after barely a week. But their midweek exchange ended the feud – and Cowell sealed the peace deal with his texted kiss.
It is understood he apologised and tried to explain his actions – and asked if they could once again be friends.
“Cheryl was thoroughly hurt and embarrassed by the whole US debacle. But she’s done a lot of thinking over the past few weeks, and has moved on. She texted Simon back with a message poking fun at his treatment of her. Simon was delighted. He called her shortly afterwards and pleaded for them to be pals again,” the Mirror quoted a source as saying.
The friend added: “Simon’s made no secret of the fact he’d love to work with Cheryl again and, as far as he is concerned, the door is always open to her. At the moment, there is a fifth guest judge role on UK X Factor and Simon is desperate for Cheryl to alternate with him in this role.
“She’d be a fantastic surprise addition to the live final stages of the show,” the friend added.