Simon Cowell ‘taken by surprise’ at news of first child with friend’s wife

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Simon Cowell soaking up the sun with a Lauren Silverman in Saint Barths in January 2012.

Is Simon Cowell about to become a father?

The 53-year-old “X Factor” judge is reportedly expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, according to an Us Weekly report.

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“She’s around 10 weeks along,” the insider dished to the mag, however, there is a little more to the story than that.

Simon Cowell about to enter fatherhood? The Brit is reportedly expecting a baby with Silverman.

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Simon Cowell about to enter fatherhood? The Brit is reportedly expecting a baby with Silverman.

The 36-year-old brunette beauty is still married to one of Cowell’s close pals, Andrew Silverman, who is a real estate mogul in New York City.

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“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source told Us of the estranged spouses. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”

Fatherhood is something Cowell has spoken out about in the past as a role he wasn’t exactly cut out for.

Lauren Silverman attends a party celebrating the launch of "Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowelll" by Tom Bower at The Serpentine Gallery in 2012.

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Lauren Silverman attends a party celebrating the launch of “Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowelll” by Tom Bower at The Serpentine Gallery in 2012.

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“God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts,” he said in an interview 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.”

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Simon Cowell and former fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy pictured here in January 2011 before calling it quits.

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Simon Cowell and former fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy pictured here in January 2011 before calling it quits.

As years have passed it appeared Cowell had softened up on the idea of having kids.

“Well…yes,” he said when asked by AOL if if he’d had a change of heart on the topic.

“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.”

Cowell’s last public relationship was with TV personality Carmen Electra, the couple opened up about their union in December 2012 but shortly after Cowell confirmed their split in Febraruy 2013.

“I’m now a single man. We spent time together and she is so much fun,” Cowell told the Sunday People at the time.

Prior to Electra, 40, he was was engaged to makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy before news broke in September 2011 that the pair called off their 18-month engagement.


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