Simon Cowell to skip Christmas and jet off to Barbados alone

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011, 19:14 PM IST

Washington: Simon Cowell will not be celebrating Christmas, and will spend the festive season away from his fiance Mezhgan Hussainy in Barbados alone.

The 52-year-old TV magnate has decided to “scrap” the festive season, as he will be flying out for his annual vacation to Barbados alone.

“His relationship with fiancee Mezhgan is at crisis point and Simon has been working flat-out on the American ‘X Factor’. All in all it’s been a pretty stressful year,” Contactmusic quoted an insider as telling the Mirror.

“So he decided to scrap Christmas and just concentrate on himself.

“He’ll wake up at about midday and catch a flight at around 2pm, meaning he’ll land in Barbados seven hours later - 1am local time.

“Simon and Mezhgan are spending the festivities apart so he may well have a turkey sandwich on the plane by himself.

“It’s not going to be the greatest Christmas Day ever but it’s what Simon wants to do,” the insider added.

Apart from shunning Christmas, the US ‘X Factor’ boss will spend Boxing Day with former flame, 80s pop icon Sinitta, and her family enjoying a slap-up meal, before hosting a “lavish” bash on New Year’s Eve.

“Simon is godparent to Sinitta’s kids and has bought them a sack-load of presents,” the source said.

“He is once again treating all his friends to a trip on his yacht, mooring in either St Barts or Antigua, before hosting a lavish New Year’s Eve knees-up.

“Simon wants to make 2012 his most successful year so far,” the source added.

ANI