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Simon Cowell Dishes On ‘Bizarre’ Date With Heavily Pregnant Denise Richards

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Sep. 7 2011, Updated 5:30 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Now, this is what you call an odd coupling.

Simon Cowell once went on a “bizarre” date with Denise Richards.

The 51-year-old music mogul – who is now engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy – explained he was set up by a mutual friend on a “blind date” with the 40-year-old actress, who turned up “eight months pregnant with a dog in her handbag”.

He said of Denise: “We had a bizarre kind of blind date several years ago. She’s cute. She turned up eight months pregnant and had a dog in her handbag.”

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The X Factor judge admitted that while he thinks Denise – who has daughters Sam, seven, and Lola, six, with ex-husband Charlie Sheen, as well as adopted baby daughter Eloise Joni – is “gorgeous, funny and a bit of a wacko”, her being heavily pregnant put him off.

Asked whether Denise’s impending motherhood was “a real turnoff”, Simon told Howard Stern’s 101 Sirius XM Radio show: “A little bit. But she is gorgeous. I liked her a lot. I think she’s cute, funny, a bit of a wacko, but I like that.

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