News broke on the morning of July 31 that former “American Idol” and current “X Factor” judge, TV personality Simon Cowell, is expecting his first child — and the mother is his close friend Andrew Silverman’s soon to be ex-wife, Lauren Silverman.
According to a source that spoke to Us Weekly, “Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while.” The source went on to explain that during the process of the Silvermans’ divorce, Simon and Lauren grew close to one another. The pair were spotted yachting together last year in St. Barths in January 2012.
Cowell has been quite outspoken about being unfit for parenthood, the 53-year-old having once been quoted as saying, “God, no. I couldn’t have children. With kids, you’ve got a routine you can’t escape from.” Cowell made an appearance on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” on July 30, but made no mention of Silverman’s pregnancy, which is reportedly 10 weeks along.