Friends … how many of us have them? If this isn’t some scandalous drama straight out of a daytime soap opera! Not that he’s ever struck anyone as more than the smug record exec that he portrays himself to be the creator of American Idol, Simon Cowell, has found himself neck deep in baby mama drama!
The 53-year-old “X Factor” judge is reportedly expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, according to an Us Weekly report.
“She’s around 10 weeks along,” the insider dished to the mag, however, there is a little more to the story than that.
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.
“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.”
Silverman and Cowell were photographed on two separate occasions soaking up the sun on the music mogul’s yacht, once in January 2012 and prior to that in August 2011 but her husband, who she allegedly plans to leave to be with the father of her child, was present on both of the luxurious vacations.
Fatherhood is something Cowell has spoken out about in the past as a role he wasn’t exactly cut out for.
“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.
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 February 2013.
“I’m now a single man. We spent time together and she is so much fun,” he 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 had called off their 18-month engagement.
Hm, amazing. Those old swimmers still work, huh? What’s most perplexing is this – not only was homegirl creeping but she’s doing so unsafely? Looking for some comeuppance, perhaps? Welp, needless to say this is a ratchet tale that will continue to develop … stay tuned but until then, share your thoughts!