This the true Hollywood story of how the term “Saula” came to be.
A quick Google search of Saula reveals a treasure trove of fan fiction, musical tributes, and graphic art commemorating the topsy-turvy relationship between former judges Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.
Despite their ups and their downs, Paula gave Simon a funny and truly touching send off during his final episode that really summed up their entire on-screen relationship.
After poking fun at her long-time co-judge, Paula got sentimental, telling Simon that their time together has brought her "immeasurable joy." "I love all the fun we've had together, I love all the laughter we've shared together, and American Idol is not going to be the same without you," she sincerely said.
Simon Cowell has confessed he fancies fellow 'American Idol' judge Paula Abdul - but wouldn't sleep with her because of the awkward morning after. The multi-millionaire star, currently auditioning for the fourth series of the hit show, revealed: "I loathe it.
The acid-tongued star - who is dating model Terri Seymour - openly admits he hated Paula at first, but claims there is now sexual chemistry between the two of them. It's like going to the dentist without anaesthetic.
"I mean, the truth was, on the first two seasons, we couldn't travel on the same plane together.
Million and millions and millions of [people] that did these novels and like, full-on screenplays.
There all these Saula sites dedicated to Simon and me arguing, in love, living happily ever after to you know, to tumultuous experiences.
Having vowed he wouldn't return, Cowell, 56, took his former work pals, including host Ryan Seacrest, completely by surprise as he sneaked up on them while they said their goodbyes in front of the studio audience.
"I just thought this would be a good opportunity on behalf of Randy and myself for Paula to apologize over the years for being so mean to the contestants," Simon joked, taking the microphone after his shock arrival.