The 'Fashion Police' co-host confirmed she had called off her engagement to vegan chef Matthew Mosshart on Wednesday (08.01.14), but her mother hinted that the 29-year-old star isn't heartbroken about the split.
Sharon joked on her US chat show 'The Talk' on Thursday (09.01.14): ''Let the auditions begin!''
The 'X Factor' judge, 61, insisted that there was no hard feelings between Kelly and Matthew, who dated for more than two years after meeting at Kate Moss's wedding in 2011, but admitted she was relieved that they never got married.
She said: ''Matthew is a lovely guy. They had two great years together of fun and love, and for me, that's why engagements are so important. Engagements are a test run, aren't they? And so it didn't work for whatever reason, but they are still good friends and will continue to be. It's just not right for them right now.''
Sharon also poured cold water on new rumours Kelly is being romanced by Justin Bieber, 19, after he showed her how to spray paint graffiti in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
She said: ''They're friends. They're just mates, that's all.''
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.