Simon Cowell’s former girlfriend Sinitta has revealed in a shock confession that she once aborted the mogul’s baby.

The pop star, who dated Simon on and off for the best part of two decades – and has also appeared alongside him on The X Factor told This Morning that she had desperately wanted to start a family with him.

“He has said to me a number of times over the years that he doesn’t want children. So, of course, I had to get on with my life. I knew I definitely wanted children,” she said.

Sinitta, who went on to adopt Magdalena and Zac after suffering fertility problems, added that Simon changed his attitude once she had a family of her own.

“Once he met them he fell in love with them,” she explained, “so he did embrace them once I had children.”

The singer said earlier this week she had felt ‘betrayed’ after learning the news that Simon was expecting a baby with current girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

“I was completely and utterly stunned,” she said in an interview with The Mirror.

“I was in such a daze to the point where I wondered if I was dreaming it. I don’t mind admitting all sorts of emotions were running around inside me.”