Sinitta would be "reeling" with jealousy over Simon Cowell's new romance with MEZHGAN HUSSAINY - if she hadn't already found love with a millionaire businessman.
The former pop star dated Cowell on and off for 20 years after the music mogul signed her to his record label, but they parted ways several years ago amid reports the music mogul didn't want to settle down.
Cowell recently struck up a new relationship with make-up artist Hussainy, and although Sinitta is happy for her old pal, she still feels a "twinge of jealousy" over their failed love affair.
But she insists her new boyfriend, champagne businessman Stefano Zagni, has helped her feel happy.
She tells Hello! magazine, "(Mezhgan) appears to have achieved the seemingly impossibly by getting my once determinedly unwed mate and mentor to consider not only the prospect of marriage but also of starting a family.
"Is there a twinge of jealousy on my part? A hint of nostalgia about what Simon and I once had? If I hadn't met Stefano, I think, if I am honest, I would be reeling a bit now, thinking, 'Wow, where did this come from?'
"Although Simon's known Mezhgan for years, the romance has become full-on very suddenly. But the timing could not be more perfect, because I too have met someone who is very special to me so I don't feel like I got left behind."