Baywatch babe says "things are great" between her and lover Simon Cowell.
The pair have been spotted out together occasionally since the beginning of fall.
The music mogul confirmed that he was dating the model on Wednesday. During his On Air with Ryan Seacrest interview Simon said: "She's not my girlfriend. We're people who date. She's adorable, isn't she?"
Carmen is also enchanted with Simon.
"Things are great," she gushed to the US edition of OK! magazine.
"He has a big heart. He does. He likes to mentor, and he has a big heart. I think he's adorable."
The pair are not exclusive and are strictly dating.
Carmen and Simon won't be shacking up together over the holidays.
"We don't have any plans," she said.
"We're friends, but yeah, he's cool. I adore him. He's great."
Carmen split from her fiancé rocker Rob Patterson this fall after being engaged since 2008. She was married to Red Hot Chili Peppers musician Dave Navarro for four years before they split in 2007 and was also formerly wed to basketball star Dennis Rodman.
Simon and his former fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy split earlier this year.