Simon Cowell is having a baby — with his friend’s wife. On July 31, Us Weekly reported that Cowell and New York socialite Lauren Silverman are expecting a child together. Silverman is married to Andrew Silverman — a real estate mogul and Simon Cowell pal. Lauren is in the process of divorcing Andrew and a source says that she wants to be with her baby daddy — Simon.
“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while. As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close,” revealed a source.
Simon Cowell didn’t want a baby necessarily. He has said that he didn’t want to become a dad for several reasons — mainly because kids are a lot of work and he really wanted to focus on his career and his life. It is likely that this baby wasn’t “planned” but evidently this is really happening. Lauren Silverman is about 10 weeks along according to the report.
“I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids. I’ve always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity,” Simon said last year. Opportunity granted, Mr. Cowell.
This is Simon Cowell’s first baby. He is 53-years-old.
© Effie Orfanides 2013