Simon Cowell is expecting a baby with his friend’s wife Lauren Silverman, according to reports. The 53-year-old is ‘about to undergo the most life-changing experience of all – fatherhood’, say Us Weekly. A source told the magazine: “Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while.” The insider added: “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
It is claimed the stunning brunette plans to leave Andrew – a real estate mogul who she is still married to – so she can be with Cowell – the alleged father of her child. Simon was pictured with Lauren on a night out in March, when the couple went to the theatre with friends. The X Factor boss has repeatedly said he’s not cut out to be a dad but in April this year he gushed about plans to have a daughter. He said;
If I knew that I could be – how can I put this delicately – faithful. I do like kids. I haven’t ruled it out. I don’t think I’d adopt. I’d rather have my own. I would love a girl. But I don’t think I’d be good in the first six months.
It’s a big change from his view on children in 2009 when he insisted: “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.”
But last year he hinted in an interview that he hadn’t entirely ruled out the idea of starting a family. When asked if he’d changed his mind about children he replied:
Well, yes. “And no. 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.”
A friend – who has spoken to Simon today – told the Daily Mirror: “It’s a very sensitive issue.” Representatives for Simon Cowell have been contacted for comment but are yet to respond.
Source: Daily Record