Simon Cowell expecting a baby with his ‘friend’s wife’ Lauren Silverman

Well, this is interesting. Us Weekly is reporting exclusively that Simon Cowell is going to be a father early next year. He’s expecting a child with a woman named Lauren Silverman. Lauren is described as a “New York socialite”. What’s really interesting though is that Lauren Silverman is totally married. She and her husband aren’t even legally separated and no paperwork has been filed. Lauren and her husband Andrew Silverman are described as “estranged” but still… Simon just knocked up a married woman!! And what’s extra-interesting is that Simon and Andrew were/are friends. Huh.

Simon Cowell has changed a lot of lives on American Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent — but he’s about to undergo the most life-changing experience of all: fatherhood. The notoriously prickly Brit, 53, is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, multiple sources reveal exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“She’s around 10 weeks along,” the insider shares. And that’s only part of the story.

Silverman, 36, is technically still married — to Cowell’s close friend Andrew Silverman, a real estate mogul in NYC. She plans to leave her estranged husband to be with the father of her child.

“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 tells Us. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”

In any case, diaper duty is a big deal for the X Factor judge, who has said on more than one occasion in the past that he’s not cut out to be a dad. “God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts,” he crowed 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.”

In recent years, however, his stance on the issue seems to have softened. Last year, he hinted in an interview with AOL Music that he hadn’t entirely ruled out the idea of someday becoming a father.

“Well…yes,” he said when asked if he’d changed his mind about children. “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 reps were unavailable for comment.

[From Us Weekly]

Should we refer to this as some kind of “Kanye Situation”? What’s wrong with that reference is that while Kim Kardashian was technically still married when Kanye West knocked her up, she had actually filed for divorce months beforehand. I kind of think this Simon Cowell situation is even messier, weirder and more scandalous. And it’s especially interesting because Simon has never given any indication that he wants to be a dad. I guess he’ll just pay for the kid and probably won’t be in the kid’s life that much.

Here’s a photo of Lauren Silverman… she’s really pretty. I’m surprised, though. I thought Simon only dated black women?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. Gabriella says:

    Is it british-scumbags-who-can’t-use-a-condom season? Ugh.

    • emmie_a says:

      More like American gold-digger season.

      • fabgrrl says:

        A little from column A, a little from column B.

      • lady_luck says:


        I actually think both scenarios of above apply 😉

        Look at that woman’s eyes. She’s seriously crazy/needy. This is going to get interesting…

      • Nerd Alert says:

        Column A/ column B–LOL I want Archer to come back.

        Anyway, this woman strikes me as a huge golddigger, since she is about to no longer have a rich husband, she nailed down a rich baby-daddy.

        Anyhow, I think what’s interesting is not that she’s married but that he is probably an unwilling father. I mean, I was married for 8 extra years just because I couldn’t FIND my ex, estranged indeed. Once we separated he just up and disappeared. I don’t think filing the paperwork is some huge landmark for everybody, it’s just a legal step. However, in some states if you give birth while you are married, the baby is legally the husband’s, no matter what.

        Now unwilling parents? People who don’t want to be fathers or mothers shouldn’t be, ever. It is the worst case scenario for all three of them.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Great title for a reality show 🙂

    • Jeni says:

      Simon, did you just cuckold your bff? Will wonders never cease. Nice way to bring a kid into the world..that is, if it is your kid. Better had a DNA done.

  2. blue marie says:

    I always suspected he was a douche, this just confirms it.

    • lem says:

      you needed THIS to confirm that?!?!

    • V4Real says:

      Can you say “ching ching”…she’s about to get paid.

      I’m not saying Simon is cheap because he has brought nice expensive gifts for some of his ex’s. I think he brought a house for one. I’m just saying he will never get married and doesn’t have to worry about paying alimony but now he will be paying child support for a very long time if this story is true. This idiot probably thought it was safe not to use a condom with a married woman because the last thing that married woman would want to do is get pregnant; wrong, she got you now boy.

    • Louminary says:

      I’ve always suspected he was gay. Am I alone in this?

    • LAK says:

      Simon is like George Clooney.

      Better infact, as he doesn’t like to leave the ladies without giving them substantial goodbye gifts AND continues to support them and lavish presents on them long after the romantic relationship has ended. One ex-GF was rumored to have been given a $5M home as well as a substantial cash settlement. And he helped her get her job.

      He has always been very vocal about the type of life he leads and how unsuitable it is for family and relationships. However, he is also very close with his exes’ kids from relationships they have gone on to have after him, so it’s probably not as ironclad for him as it is with George Clooney.

      Kaiser/CB – Simon likes darker ladies. Not specifically black ladies. He has dated black/mixed race/Olive skinned/ Asians. That’s his type. This rumoured baby mamma fits the prototype.

  3. Sixer says:

    Ewww. Awful thought: Simon the creepiest creep of all creepy creeps Cowell is one’s father. Ick.

    • Nessa says:

      You hit the nail on the head with this comment. So gross… On so many levels!!!!

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      yeah. i think he’s going to be such a Shitty dad, because i think he just doesn’tgive a f@ck. on the other hand considering what he just said maybe he’ll realize this is his last chance and throw himself into fatherhood.. I doubt it but here’s hoping for the kids sake

  4. Dawn says:

    Well she sure picked a prickly pear to have a child with. And most people don’t go where their “good friend” has gone before. Yuk.

  5. Bianca says:


  6. Jade says:

    His previous gf was like half Arabic, this lady looks pretty exotic too. I think he is into exotic looks.

    • Naomi says:


      How is she exotic? I see brown hair. No snark intended I just see nothing exotic about her at all. Especially considering the women he has supposedly dated previously.

    • Jazz Fab says:

      “Arabic” is a language, not a race or ethnicity. the correct word to use is “ARAB.”

  7. Hautie says:

    I would have guessed that Simon, had made sure there would not be any surprise pregnancies. (vasectomy)

    I mean, he does not strike me as a man, who would take a chance of a baby happening. Without him wanting it to.

    And having a knocked up, married, jump off. Seems a little unseemly for even Simon.

    But who knows. 🙂

    • Jayna says:

      I agree. He has gone all these years makng sure not getting even any of his long-term or short-term girlfriends pregnant, much less a brief liaison. He isn’t the type for this to happen to and shocks me, too.

    • Lulu86 says:

      Yes men like Simon, Leonardo Dicaprio and George Clooney don’t strike me as men who would get any woman pregnant without the intention of it. They seem very calculated and incredibly in control of their relationships. I wish more black celebrities had the same sense.

      • Tiffany says:

        @ Lulu. I will bite my tongue on your uncalled for generalization and let your stupidity stay in all its glory.

      • Tara says:

        Oh my dear, what in the hell are you talking about? In what way are black male celebrities lacking sense?

      • Vera says:

        Wowza! What closet did that racist comment come out of?

    • Micki says:

      Now after all three comments I ask myself: is this his baby then?
      I don’t know anything about him but a comparison with Clooney and Di Caprio is a strong point to miss.

      • Lulu86 says:

        Simon like Leo and Clooney , seem to know exactly what they want or are getting from their relationships. Infact sometimes they even seem like arrangements that romantic relationships. And all these men over the years have been in constant relationships and not one woman has ever publicly stated they have had their baby. I think they go through great lengths to protect themselves.

      • Micki says:

        Yes, I get that. We have a friend in our circle who may print a cathalogue of Gfs, seriously…but has never fathered a child.I must say this is a bonus in my book because he doesn’t care for kids-he doesn’t have them and abandon them.
        It seems out of pattern for Simon.
        I got curious now about this baby

    • Ok says:

      Hautie — I am surprised. He must really really like this woman in order to drop his guard along with his trousers.

      Maybe this is a happy accident with him??

  8. Shelley says:

    This was clearly a mistake. I don’t see Simon with this woman in a long-term relationship.

  9. brin says:

    They can both breastfeed.

  10. Jayna says:

    Only dated black women? no. He prefers dark-haired women and usually women of different ethnicities that are darker complected, not exclusively black women, though. The girl he was engaged to was from Afghanistan originally, I think. At least, he’s extremely, and I mean extremely, generous to his long-term exes.

    • Hakura says:

      @Jayna – Generous to long-term exes? Example? (Admittedly, I haven’t been keeping up with the ‘Cowell Bedroom Chronicles‘, seeing as he disgusts me. xD)

      • Jayna says:

        He gave his long-term ex-girlfriend, Terry Seymour, the girl on Extra or whatever show it is, like a six million dollar house and is still friends with her. And she dumped him. I actually loved after she broke it off how he would be interviewed by him and the banter between them, the teasing. You can see why women kind of love Simon. At least, they aren’t dumped and treated like they never mattered like happens to George’s exes, save a couple he stays in contact with as friends, like Lisa Snowdon.

        He gave the woman, Mezghan, he got engaged to quickly and it lasted a few years, a five million dollar house and a few million. He said he felt bad, that he never should have gotten engaged because he’s a workaholic.

        It’s been said he has given ex-girlfriends way back in his past a few million here or there or has kept them all as friends. He even stays friends with one, one of his closest friends now, and her husband and has splurged big holidays on yachts with them all.

        One thing about Simon is he is generous with his money and keeps people in his life forever.

        I like Simon. He isn’t fake and doesn’t pretend to be something he’s not. I don’t think it’s hush money for Simon. He could care less about his image. He has never hid from his past or porn stars or strippers or whatever it was he copped to way back when.

      • V4Real says:

        He reportedly brought his ex, Terri Seymour a house and they are still friends. He takes her on vacations with him every now and then. They were in a relationship for about 7 years.

    • V4Real says:

      You’re right, Simon likes various ethnicities, not just Black women. Carmen Electra doesn’t have Black in her (well she might have had Black in her, but she doesn’t have Black in her if you know what I mean) and he dated her briefly. I think Cowell just likes the so called exotic look.

    • Bridget says:

      He was also with Terri for a LONG time, and hadn’t he and Mezghan been friends for quite a while before they got together?

      Also, up until recently (say, starting with Sarah Larson) I thought Clooney stayed on good terms with his ex-girls.

    • LAK says:

      The 2 ex-GFs that are a permanent fixture are Sinitta and Jackie St Clair. Anyone thinking of dating Simon needs to get past them or at least have a very high tolerance since they are ALWAYS around. Even on vacation whether he is dating someone or not and whether Simon’s GF is on the vacation or not. It’s kind of creepy.,%20Simon%20Cowell%20and%20Jackie%20St%20Claire%20arrive%20at%20the%20National%20Television%20Awards%20at%20the%20O2%20Arena-797484

      Fun Factoid – Brad Pitt dated Sinitta in the 80s.

      • Tara says:

        Brad Pitt also likes (liked?) black women. Also Robin Thicke, George Lucas, the late Sinatra and bunches of others.

  11. Jen says:

    If true, I guess they are not “friends” any more. Tack—eeee.

  12. Hakura says:

    I’m surprised, myself, But I agree that (unfortunately for his married jump-off) he probably doesn’t have ANY intention of really raising the kid.

    It’ll become just one more bill he refers to his financial adviser to pay every month…

    • Tapioca says:

      “Unfortunately”? We all know the deal with Simon Cowell, so she must have done.

      She’ll get a check every month from the ex-hubby and a check every month from SC (whilst the baby will probably be raised by nannies).

      Gold-digging WIN x 2!!

      • Belle Epoch says:

        Exactly! Does anybody know anything about this woman? Age 36 and married to a “gaming mogul.” Where is she from? What has she been doing for 36 years? Oh yeah… Being a “socialite.” I feel sorry for this fetus already

      • Michelle says:

        She also has a son with her husband. I think he is 7 or 8 yrs. old.

  13. LL says:

    I’m surprised, though. I thought Simon only dated black women?

    I believe/think his last girlfriend/fiance was Arab. Her name is Mezhgan Hussainy.

  14. Betty says:

    Um, I don’t think Simon only dates black women but “swirly women” as Wendy Williams would say. You know women who somehow look “ethnic,” whether they’re black or olive-skinned brunettes. Given that, Lauren would be his type. But if she’s only 10 weeks along, why the need to announce her pregnancy, especially in such scandalous circumstances?

  15. Talie says:

    Well, he said on Howard Stern that he doesn’t use condoms, so there you go!

  16. lisa2 says:

    I think he has a huge empire and wants to have a child to pass it all to. I guess he didn’t think it would be a bad idea to knock up the wife of his friend.

    People will talk about it a bit and like so many other scandals this will pass. We don’t know any of the other people involved. The public is very strange over what it obsesses over and what is lasting.

    • Tulip says:

      Your ideas makes sense. Everyone is talking about her finally grabbing some money but she already will have plenty if she divorces. And he never knocked up anyone before, so, eh, maybe both of them just wanted a kid. The situation is messed up though.

    • kct says:

      Yes, let’s wait to see how much of this is true. If he just wanted an heir, why get involved in such a messy situation? It all seems a bit convoluted for such a business savvy guy like Simon.

    • Suze says:

      Well, if he wanted a kid there are easier ways of going about it.

      He could get one of the many, many unmarried exes of his (who are all in and out of his houses and go on vacation with him all the time) to carry his child and raise it, I am sure. Or go with a surrogate if he wanted to raise the kid himself.

      Knocking up a buddy’s wife is pretty messed up.

      He’s usually very careful. This is just….odd. Unless of course he’s madly in love with her – or thinks he’s madly in love with her .

  17. truthful says:

    She must LOVE money, LOL..

    that’s the only excuse I can think of.


  18. JL says:

    The wife is a golddigger
    The husband is laughing his ass off
    Simon just got screwed for the rest of his life.

    That poor baby.

  19. Maria says:

    looks a lot like damage control before it blows into a huge scandal.

    i also wouldnt have thought he would get someone pregnant. not because i think highly of him, just that he controls those aspects fiercly.

    • Michelle says:

      Her husband filed for divorce July 24th. I think this announcement may have something to do with that.

  20. mslewis says:

    I don’t think this woman is a gold digger at all. She already has money and will get more from divorcing her husband. My take on this whole thing is that she, her husband and Simon made a deal that she would get pregnant because Simon wanted an heir and this woman is “classier” than his usual women. I think Simon and the husband will remain friends and this “scandal” will just fade away. I just don’t see Simon Cowell getting a woman pregnant accidentally.

    • Amelia says:

      I don’t know NY divorce laws, but her alimony could be impacted by her getting pregnant while married to her husband. And if there is a prenup, that could limit her take as well. Maybe she’s just looking for a lot of child support?

    • Tara says:

      This makes no sense. If the guy had already decided to divorce he would not give a damn about her uterus. If he and Simon were friends it makes less sense that they would look to the wife for childbearing. And why do you think a bed hopping socialite is classy? The husband probably laughed his ass off, looked at Simon and said ‘she is your problem now’ Besides if Simon was that desperate he could have arranged a super private surrogacy geared to his exact wishes. This could have just been a mistake. She could have also told him she was on contraceptives, although that won’t prevent STDs (shudders)

  21. Liberty says:

    I guess she wanted a small baby.

  22. judyjudy says:


  23. Jennifer12 says:

    So she cheated on her husband with his friend and got pregnant? Nice.

  24. Rita says:

    From the interview:

    “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”

    Yes, once party A inserts into party B, that is by definition, “close”.

  25. Jules says:

    I’m sure Simon didn’t plan on this…but even taking precautions, sometimes shit happens.

  26. janicelee says:

    This is not like Kim & Kanye because Kris and Kanye were NEVER friends. I would have thought better of Simon, atleast in the friends department. this is so ick.

  27. SummerRose says:

    I think it is exactly a “Kanye” thing. Both Kanye and Simon are closeted men who wanted kids, and found beautiful women who agreed to lend their genes to the effort.

  28. Nev says:

    WHY is Kanye’s name being called here again exactly?

  29. lenje says:

    It’s so messy, it’s kinda hard for me to believe this is not accidental. Banging your friend’s wife/gf is one thing, impregnating her while she’s still legally his wife is rubbing the friend’s face with his sh!t.

  30. Jayna says:

    I dsagree with some. I think he will be a very loving father. This so-called relationship won’t last, but I think this little baby will change his life in a good way. He’s older now and has accomplished a lot. And while he won’t be a daily hands-on father if they don’t last, I do think he will fall in love with the child. Look at Letterman. Who would have thought. And Dave adores his little boy. It is so obvious on TV. He can’t hide it and he usually is so private about his life. I expect the same from Simon. The ones you think are father of the year are not and for show and the ones you never see as loving fatherhood are the ones that shock you. Paula and many of his friends have always called him a softy. This is I think where you will see that quality in him as he develops a bond with the baby/toddler/child over the years and his daughter/son has him wrapped around their finger.

    • Suze says:

      Letterman’s situation was a heck of a lot less odd since he had a planned kid with his long-time girlfriend and then married her. There’s something off with Cowell’s story…

      Who knows. Maybe the kid will be adored.

  31. Jayna says:

    These are the richy-rich. The husband probably has his own mistress or mistresses. Call me jaded.

  32. lucy2 says:

    Well, she just scored herself a nice fat monthly check. And that definitely is a messier situation than Kim/Kanye, given their friendship and lack of marital separation.

    I don’t get these guys – if you don’t want kids and don’t want to fork over millions in support…there are ways to prevent it!

  33. We Miss You Enclave_24 says:

    I actually think they love each other and she’s lucky because I adore Simon.

    • Jayna says:

      He was head over heels with Mezghan. The bloom goes off the rose after a while. He says he is on the phone all night with business meetings and his relationships suffer.

  34. Caz says:

    Well, she’s set financially now, isn’t she. I’m having a cynical day.

  35. dorothy says:

    Stupid me. What happened to dating someone, falling in love, marrying (that one will get me comments) and then having a child? I miss the old days. I really, really do.

  36. girlnbayou says:

    He is probably going to surprise everyone and be a great dad. There is a..I don’t know…softness about him? I bet he is going to adore being a father. Seems like he has a tough shell but a tender kind inside. I congratulate him!

  37. LaurieH says:

    She looks like a young Madeline Stowe.

  38. Miss M says:

    I guess this news gives hope to all women in Hollywood to get pregnant from George Clooney. Eva Longoria, hurry up!

    It makes one wonder if:
    1-Stacy is crying she lost her opportunity;
    2-George’s friends are worried he will impregnate their wives…

  39. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    I believe Lauren is Sarah Silverman’s sister, right?