Paula Abdul dishes on why Simon Cowell is a great teacher (Video)

Paula and Simon get along well

With the American premiere of the ‘X Factor’ coming up on September 21, panel judge Paula Abdul has been making the rounds to different media outlets hyping up the show.

Even though her co-judge Simon Cowell has a tough exterior on the show, she insists that he has a much softer side to him and that her and Simon have become good friends.  She says: “We have established quite and amazing friendship. We’re like an old married couple without the [intimacy] by choice.  We get along well and it took 10 years to understand each other.”

Paula went on to talk about how Simon has been a great teacher to her, saying; “He’s been my best teacher.  I’ve always known I’m a strong woman but he really taught me some inner strength and he always provoked me and challenged me and the more I stood up for myself and stood up to him the more he embraced me.”

Check out the entire interview Paula gave to the ‘Today Show’ below.

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