Who knew Simon Cowell had a soft side? Cowell has reportedly coughed up $5 million dollars of his own money to buy Leona Lewis a mansion in Beverly Hills.
“Simon thinks she is absolutely amazing so he wanted to treat her,” a source told Britain’s Sunday People newspaper. “He’s so pleased with how hard she works and what a massive success she’s become.
“Leona’s a homely girl and isn’t at all flash so Simon got the idea to buy her something practical she would use. He sees a bright future for her. He thinks she can become a global star like Shirley Bassey or Whitney Houston.”
Leona shot to fame after she won on UK's talent show "X Factor." Of her American success she said, “Being No1 in America is beyond my wildest dreams.” She continued, “I called my family to tell them and my mum burst into tears.”
We'd burst into tears too if someone bought us a mansion to live in. Simon--call me!