Simon Cowell tends to keep his relationships quiet, but this time that could have been because the woman he’s seeing is in a relationship with someone else. According to a new report, Cowell and a woman named Lauren Silverman are expecting a child — a first for Cowell. The only catch? Silverman is still married to Cowell’s close friend Andrew Silverman.
Multiple sources have confirmed the baby news, Us Weekly reports, but it’s still in rumor mode for now. One insider says Lauren is about 10 weeks along in her pregnancy.
Though the Silvermans are still married, another source tells Us that they aren’t happy together. “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,” the source says.
Lauren will reportedly leave her husband, a NYC real estate mogul, to be with her baby daddy. Hopefully Cowell’s views on children have changed since he last spoke about them, because he’s repeatedly said in the past that he isn’t a huge fan of being a father.
“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,” he told AOL Music in 2012.