“She’s very smart and she’s been through it herself," he noted.
Apparently, it was Lythgoe who did all the pursuing, as our insider shared that "He tweeted her and she didn't believe it.
She said, 'If you are the real Nigel Lythgoe send me your number.' He did, and now they are dating. "Shuman was so taken by her date last night that she took to Instagram to post a snapshot of the new couple walking the red carpet together and even called Lythgoe "so sexy." Get a room, you two!
However, Lythgoe took to Twitter this afternoon to dismiss the rumours - and poke fun at former colleague Simon Cowell's much-publicised romance with Lauren Silverman in the process."I'm sorry but stories about Raquel and I are not true," Lythgoe tweeted.
"The press will probably say she's married to my friend and I got her pregnant next."Lythgoe, who divorced his ex-wife Bonnie in 2010, has previously admitted that he never expected Cowell to become a father."I thought [Simon] was a confirmed bachelor," he said.
The chemistry between them is so strong, they are just going with it.”Astonishingly, their relationship has landed 64-year-old American Idol executive producer Lythgoe, who is also a judge on the US show So You Think You Can Dance, in the middle of a Hollywood romance swap.