According to US Weekly, Simon Cowell is expecting a child with his friend’s wife, Lauren Silverman. Multiple sources revealed that the 53 year old ex-American Idol judge and current X Factor judge is expecting a baby.
The insider revealed to US Weekly that Silverman is”around 10 weeks along.” However, the story doesn’t end with the revelation. Apparently, Silverman – the New York socialite – is still married to Cowell’s friend, Andrew Silverman. Referring to the marriage, the source told US Weekly that “Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while.” Offering a reason for Silverman’s straining from her husband and communications with Cowell, the source said, “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
Though Cowell previously revealed that he wasn’t a fan of potentially having children, he altered his mind earlier last year. In an interview with AOL Music, Cowell shared, “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.”
According to US Weekly, Cowell’s team was unavailable for comment.