Surprising news that Simon Cowell is expecting a baby broke on July 31, 2013. US Weekly reported that the “X Factor” judge has gotten his friend’s wife pregnant. Andrew Silverman is still married to his wife Lauren who is 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell’s child. The Silvermans are recently separated and have a seven-year-old son together.
Simon, 53, and Lauren, 36, met while on vacation in Barbados through her husband Andrew Silverman. Simon Cowell did not mention Lauren or the baby when he was interviewed by Chelsea Handler on her show last night.
In a previous interview, Cowell said, “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.” Cowell has also mentioned that he would prefer to have girl if given the choice.
Lauren Silverman’s stepmother confirmed she was expecting a child with Simon Cowell. She said, “We are all excited for the baby. It’s beautiful. We feel blessed. Any kid is a blessing.”
“X Factor” season three begins September 11, 2013, on FOX channel WAWS 30 in Jacksonville, Fla.