Simon Cowell pictured leaving the set of ‘X Factor’ in Los Angeles Wednesday night, hours after the news that he’s expecting his first child with his close friend’s wife broke.
The mother of Simon Cowell’s baby mama came to her defense Thursday — slamming the TV star’s pals who have ripped her daughter as a conniving gold digger.
“My daughter is a wonderful girl and a wonderful mother,” Carole Eisenberg told the Daily News. “People like to talk. That’s all I have to say.”
Eisenberg spoke out a day after it was revealed that Cowell knocked up his real estate buddy’s wife — socialite Lauren Silverman, 36.
Multiple sources told The News that Cowell, 53, was blindsided by the news and felt “tricked” by his secret lover.
The pair, pictured in August 2012, vacationed together on several different occasions while Silverman’s husband was on board.
“He assumed she was using birth control,” a source close to Cowell said Wednesday.
“Simon thought this was a casual relationship — friends with benefits. The pregnancy was not planned.”
“He is feeling tricked,” added the source.
Andrew Silverman filed for divorce two weeks ago.
Another friend called Silverman a “gold digger.”
“She has a thing for rich, powerful men,” said the friend.
“She knows having Simon’s baby will mean he will always be in her life and he is a very wealthy and generous man.”
The gorgeous brunette’s husband, Andrew Silverman, 37, filed for divorce two weeks ago.
Andrew Silverman leaves his NYC apartment Wednesday amid reports his wife is pregnant with Simon Cowell’s first child.
Andrew Silverman named Cowell in the court papers — a highly unusual move that suggests the cuckolded husband has it out for both his cheating wife and his one-time friend.
“This could be a knockdown, drag-out fight,” famed divorce lawyer Raoul Felder said.
Cowell, the creator of “The X Factor,” only found out about the pregnancy around July 10, a source said.
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Simon Cowell ‘assumed’ Lauren Silverman was using birth control, a source said.
“She told him around that time,” a second source said.
“He didn’t have a clue before then and it has come as a complete surprise. . . . Simon has repeatedly said he doesn’t want kids.”
The stunning pregnancy news comes less than a year after Cowell and the Silvermans were pictured together lounging on a yacht in St. Barts.
In one shot, Lauren Silverman was caught cuddling up to a shirtless Cowell and running her hands through his hair as her hubby looked on.
Andrew and Lauren Silverman have a 7-year-old son and had been living inside a swanky upper East Side apartment valued at more than $ 6 million.
Lauren Silverman was photographed Thursday walking with her son, Adam, down the driveway of the family’s $ 4 million family home in Bridgehampton.