Simon Cowell: Ex-Boyfriend Idol

American Idol’s caustic judge Simon Cowell recently split with his girlfriend of six years Teri Seymour, and she got a helluva goodbye gift—almost $9 million.

MSNBC reports on a Life & Style story that claims that Cowell left Seymour $5 million cash and another $4.6 million to buy a home in Beverly Hills.

“Terri phoned Simon about six weeks ago and finished it,” his rep told Life & Style, referring to the breakup. “Simon thinks the world of Terri, and that isn’t going to change. He also understands her reason for ending it.”

Seymour reportedly wanted marriage and children, and the famously cantankerous Cowell didn’t see that in his future.

“I don’t want to marry anyone, because whoever marries me will end up hating me,” sarcastic Simon has stated in the past.

He might not be husband material, but he certainly knows how to handle a breakup.