“New York socialite” Lauren Silverman, who’s separated from her husband, real estate tycoon Andrew Silverman, is expecting a baby and Simon Cowell is the baby daddy. Simon Cowell and Andrew are friends, and yet, here’s the baby.
Gossip magazine US Weekly claims Lauren is “around 10 weeks along” in the pregnancy and the baby is due in February – after Cowell turns 54 in October.So, up one baby and probably down one friend? I mean, wouldn’t you think?
I’d have to assume that you don’t stay friends with the guy whose not-yet-ex-wife you’re having a baby with. Probably? Though, who knows with these mega-millionaires.
Pal David Walliams confirmed the news on Twitter, with the jokey remark: “Oh yeah, and Simon Cowell is doing a baby with a lady.”
Meanwhile last night Simon’s mum Julie said: “It’s wonderful. He’ll make a fantastic father.”
A source said: “Lauren and Andrew have been married for about 10 years, but they have been unhappy for some time and their divorce has been in the works for a while.
“As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close. Their relationship blossomed this year and the baby is the result of that.”
Cowell was recently in New York for US X Factor auditions and Lauren was a “constant presence”, after he began dating her around the start of the year.
Previously she had been described as his “best friend” – but she turned into a love rival for Cowell’s ex-fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy and was opposed to their engagement. Lauren was pictured getting close the millionaire aboard his yacht during his annual holiday in the Caribbean and in March attended a West End show with him.
Cowell had previously maintained he didn’t believe he was the right material to be a dad.