Abdul says she and Bolton were once very close because he was her babysitter.
The American Idol judge tells gossip reporter Baird Jones that Bolton used to watch her when she was seven and eight.
Back then, she says Bolton called her a brat, and she replied by calling him the worst babysitter in the world.
She may have a point. Abdul says Bolton never paid any attention to her because he was so involved in his music, and she used to put couches against her door to keep him from entering.
Although he used to try out some of his songs on her, Abdul insists Bolton never actually sang her to sleep.
Despite their childhood struggles or maybe because of them Abdul feels Bolton is a good father and figures watching her gave him good on-the-job training.
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