Music mogul and X Factor boss Simon Cowell has confirmed he is dating Carmen Electra.

However the 53-year-old said Electra is not his girlfriend yet saying to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show yesterday "She's not my girlfriend. We're people who date. She's adorable, isn't she?"

The pair have been spotted out together recently. Electra filled in as a guest judge on Cowell’s other show Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year. She was previously married to basketball star Dennis Rodman and musician Dave Navarro.

The Daily Mail reports she said of Cowell: "He's so cute. He is adorable. He's actually a sweetheart... I really liked him. I think he's really cool.

"Now, obviously, he's in [Los Angeles] with X Factor and we started to hang out and we became friends ... I think he's a great guy."

Cowell broke up with his fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy last year.

Carmen Electra photographed earlier this month