Simon Cowell is going to be a father. Yay for him, right? Oh, if only it was that simple.
According to a report today, the other half of this parental predicament is Laura Silverman, the same Laura Silverman who is still married to Cowell’s close friend, New York real estate tycoon Andrew Silverman.
Yikes. The report goes on to say that Laura, who is 10 weeks along with Cowell’s child (his first), already plans on leaving Andrew to be with the famous reality show judge. “Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and a divorce has been in the works for a while,” says Us’ source. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
Close enough to get pregnant apparently. The pair was last spotted out to dinner with friends in March, where Cowell was also joined by his ex/rekindled flame, Sinitta, and have spotted vacationing in St. Barts.
But perhaps we’re burying the lede. Again, Simon Cowell is only months away from being a dad, something he’s maintained was not in the cards for him. “I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts,” he once said back in 2009. “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.”
Looks like Cowell’s got a lot of sorting out to do before he starts making lists of baby names.