Could the “X Factor” be his sperm? 53-year-old Simon Cowell is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, according to an Us Weekly report on Wednesday.
What makes matters even more interesting is the fact that Silverman, 36, is technically still married — to Cowell’s close friend Andrew Silverman, who is a New York City real estate mogul. However, the couple has been estranged for some time.
The anonymous source said:
She’s around 10 weeks along. 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.
10 weeks is slightly less than the one trimester recommendation most are given before revealing their pregnancy.
Fatherhood would be a big sea change for the “X Factor” creator, who has said on more than one occasion in the past that he was not cut out to be a father. In 2009, he said:
God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts.
With kids, you’ve got a routine you can’t escape from. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.
Cowell’s last public relationship was with TV personality Carmen Electra. The couple revealed their relationship in December of last year, but shortly thereafter Cowell confirmed their split, in February of 2013.