Simon Cowell insists he speaks to fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy ''all the time'', despite the couple not having been seen together in more than two months.
The 52-year-old music mogul - who was pictured last week enjoying a Caribbean holiday with a group of women, including his ex-girlfriend Sinitta and divorcee ZETA GRAFF - explained everything is "fine" with his make-up artist fiancee, despite them not having been seen together in more than two months.
However, the 'x factor' boss admitted there is not likely to be "wedding bells" between the couple anytime soon.
He said in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "None of those women were girlfriends. They're just friends, 100 per cent.
"I talk to Mezhgan all the time. Everything is fine. But I didn't say there would be wedding bells soon."
Last year, Simon claimed he was "not sure" whether he is still engaged to the 38-year-old beauty, and his 86-year-old mum Julie also revealed she has not seen Mezghan "for months".
When asked about the couple's relationship, she said: "I honestly don't know, I've hardly seen him. I saw him three days last week and he was working constantly, of course, every day in the studio while he was here. I met him briefly for dinner and he didn't discuss anything with me.
"He's very private, Simon, about his personal life. He won't talk about it, so I'm as much in the dark as everyone else.
"I haven't seen Mezhgan for months - she's been In America all this time and I don't know if she's working or what, because she has her make-up company and is very busy."