(LOS ANGELES) -- After months of speculation, X Factor's Simon Cowell confirmed that he's dating Carmen Electra.
"She's not my girlfriend," the 53-year-old Brit said, according to US Weekly. "We're people who date."
The two first sparked dating rumors when they were seen dining together at a West Hollywood restaurant in September. Still, at the time, a source told E! News that the two were "just friends."
Electra started dating Cowell after her split with fiancé Rob Patterson. Cowell also recently broke off his engagement to make up artist Mezhgan Hussainy.
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