17/04/2012 06:13 BST | Updated 17/06/2012 06:12 BST

Simon Cowell 'Was Engaged To Page Three Model Louise Payne'

The revelations about Simon Cowell's love life just keep on coming.

It has now been unearthed that the X Factor judge was engaged to a page three model during the 1990s.

Simon is said to have popped the question to Louise Payne after they met in 1995, at the end of her marriage Right Said Fred Drummer Fred Fairbrass.

He reportedly proposed to the model in a lift during a trip to New York, but the romance ended when the Simon decided he was not ready to settle down.

"The relationship had its ups and downs. They split twice but he was so in love with her he kept trying to make it work," a source told the Daily Star.

"After the third attempt, they split for good. It was just before he started on Pop Idol. Louise wanted kids and he knew he wasn't ready.

"He never stopped loving her, though. He was heartbroken.

Earlier this week, The Sun revealed Simon's secret relationship with Dannii Minogue.

Now, the Aussie popstar is said to be "in a dark place" following the reports.

A source told the Daily Express: "She's fuming that he has told the world she was his new toy. Who does he think he is?

"Dannii and Simon had a close relationship but he's shown his true colours by referring to her in this way."