Simon Cowell won’t witness the birth: ‘There are certain things you shouldn’t see’

I know most of you are over it, but I’m still fascinated by this Simon Cowell mess. What’s especially interesting to me is how quickly Lauren Silverman managed to jettison her husband Andrew and how Lauren and Simon are now in the midst of a full-fledged PR campaign to “prove” their love. The PR campaign is so… unnecessary. I mean, maybe the campaign is a good thing in England (where Simon is one of their biggest celebrities), but in America? We already think he’s a bastard. And we’re fine with it. He’s the dude we love to hate. We don’t need to see him fawning over babies, you know? So I’m somewhat mystified by Simon’s new interview with Ryan Seacrest (during Ryan’s radio show). Some highlights:

Fatherhood: “I genuinely never thought [me being a Dad] was going to happen. Partly because I was scared of who I was going to have kids with . . . [but] Lauren and I get along really well and once I got used to the idea I thought, ‘I think this is going to be very good.'”

On perhaps marrying Lauren: “Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t expect her to be a single mother.”

Whether Simon will witness his baby’s birth: “Are you out of your mind? I know this sounds awful, but it’s like you don’t want to go in to the restaurant while they’re making your dinner. I think there are certain things you shouldn’t see and that is one of them. I’ll be very close by, but no [I won’t watch.]”

He wants his baby to have an English accent: “I said to Lauren, ‘What if I just play me on tape while the baby is sleeping so the baby can hear me and have a British accent,’ and his first words will be, ‘You’re absolutely useless!'”

On his plans to leave his $300-400 million fortune to charity: “Your legacy has to be that hopefully you gave enough people an opportunity, so that they could do well, and you gave them your time, taught them what you know.”

He can still be a cool dad: “You can be cool as you get older if you’re (a) successful and (b) you can relate to younger people without acting like an idiot. But don’t dye your hair.’

[From The Mail & Us Weekly]

Even though I think Simon’s lack of interest in seeing the birth of his child is pretty typical for Simon, I also think there are probably a lot of men who feel the same way. Some men just don’t want to see it. Hell, I don’t want to see it either. But if it was my baby, I would probably watch just because… that’s what you do. Anyway, I’m starting to get the feeling that everything about this baby is going to be done to Simon’s specifications, needs and whims. And do you really think he’ll marry her? Doubt it. But he’s playing along with the idea, probably to keep Lauren happy.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Sixer says:

    Kaiser – what makes you think we don’t love to hate this guy in the UK?

    • Katttt says:

      I was thinking that! I also wouldn’t really describe him as ‘one of our biggest stars’in terms of coverage in the UK media – the only place I tend to see him is on here!

  2. PunkyMomma says:

    I like that, Simon. So what you’re saying is that you don’t want to watch the sausage being made – I’m sure your son will be grateful that his first glimmers of sight won’t be your man boobs. Then again, he may see your tatas and try to latch on.

  3. NewWester says:

    He will not change diapers, or be in the delivery room. What exactly will he do besides write cheques? I can’t see Simon helping this child with homework
    As for the quote” I wouldn’t expect her to be a single mother” I can see Lauren getting so sick of his crap she will just find another ” rich daddy” to help raise her child

  4. DanaG says:

    Simon can always pay someone to be there for him. I don’t think he is going to be a hands on father just one of those photo op dads. LOL No way in hell is he going to marry her there were some interesting pics recently and they were arguing and it looked pretty heated. She will be around till the baby is here then it just won’t work out.

    • Nono says:

      Nah, he strikes me as the kind of person that will be a decent parent. If nothing else (and I’m sure there’s “else”), it would hurt his pride if his son grew up thinking little of him.

    • claire says:

      Hard to say. He seems to be pretty kid-friendly and hands-on with his friends’ kids. He really seems to enjoy them. He might be one of those guys that is all talk now, but totally melts once the baby is born. Having your own child can definitely change a person.

      I can already see it in his X-Factor behavior. He’s been a major softie at times! Totally out of character for him.

  5. Mirna says:

    Notice how he never says “I love her” or “we are getting married” or “we will be together”? He basically said a lot of words without actually saying anything. He knocked up a social climber and a gold digger and he’s trying to deal with in a way that doesn’t damage his brand.

    • Christin says:

      Exactly! This reeks of PR to maintain his image and keep her somewhat hinged until the baby is here. It’s like when she had those photo opps of her playing doting mother. Where is her young son now?

    • jinni says:

      I feel the same way. I wouldn’t be shocked if sometime after the birth he doesn’t start laying the groundwork within the media to get full custody of the kid. He’ll just get a team of nannies and his harem to do the messy, un-fun part of child rearing for him. I wouldn’t be shocked if he and the ex-husband team up to destroy her and get both of their kids away from her just so they won’t have to pay child support and so she won’t have any control over them. With all of Simon’s media friends and her already questionable rep it wouldn’t be hard to turn everyone against her and get his way.

  6. Merritt says:

    I can already see the type of parent he will be. A lazy one. He won’t change diapers, give the bath, feed the kid, burp the kid, help with tummy time, etc. And I realize there will be nannies, but certain things parent should do. He will pay money and play with the kid once and awhile. Ridiculous. I can’t stand “fathers” like that.

  7. Erinn says:

    Eh. I have an extremely squeemish fiance. He’s already said that if we have kids he’d TRY to be in the delivery room, but he’d have to have his back to the doctors, and just kind of be there to hold my hand.

    He had to have a plastic surgeon remove a cyst in his finger, and nearly passed out from the freezing.

    All I ask is that he try haha.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      My dad was lucky because when I was born, it was forbidden for men to be in the the delivery room or even in the hospital’s maternity ward but if he had to watch the childbirth, he would probably faint or fled the room screaming and it would end up in a divorce because my mom wouldn’t just let it go. He closes his eyes or changes the channel whenever some character in a movie or a show is giving birth and I’m not talking about the graphic details but even when they just show a face of a woman in labor.

      • Erinn says:

        Ahahah, well my dad almost missed my birth because they told him it’d be a while so he went to his parents for a nap. Then he and the Dr almost missed it altogether because they were standing in the hallway joking around while mom started delivering.

  8. Greata says:

    I may be totally wrong but I tend to think he is scared of what this woman will do if he does not marry her.I think she has a lot of dirt on him , and is a bit of a loose cannon. This one does not and will not play by the rules the rest of his harem do. There is something a little desperate and unhinged about the way she seems to cling to him… almost in desperation at times. This will not end well.

  9. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Yeah, Lauren whoever better be on the lookout for some other nasty, rich dudes because I predict that as soon as this baby hits the 6 month mark, Simon is OUT OF THERE.

    And I don’t really see him being much of a father either—so I feel bad for this kid.

  10. jinni says:

    He’s right there are certain things you shouldn’t see,like his hairy, burnt chest in that top pic or his weepy, man tits he insist on exposing on the beach or in tight fitting shirts.

  11. Jenna says:

    Much as he can be a twit, on this… Eh. I’ve been in the unfortunite position twice of having to be involved (tried like hades to convince one friend to wait for the ambulance but Noooooo. Made me catch. Simply could NOT make her see reason.) with the ‘catching’ and even as a gal, it was shocking. And I’ve already told several of our friends that, when the time comes, they have the job of keeping my husband NEAR but not IN the area while I go about having the baby. He doesn’t do well with me in pain and I can totally see him flipping out and screaming at the doctor. Don’t want my mom there, don’t want anyone who isn’t the catcher around (yes, I know this about myself and won’t change my mind), will just want to be left alone to get on with things myself. So I can’t give him too much crap for this view. For his horrible fashion? Yes. But this, not so much. Its not for everyone and I don’t think its a huge indicator of involvement one way or the other.

    Frankly, if I could arrange things to not be in the room myself, I would. The idea that some places put a mirror at your feet makes me dizzy enough!

    • Annie says:

      I totally agree with you. I don’t need or want anyone in my room with me. And nobody wants to witness a birth, yikes. If someone asks me to be there I will not say no but I will ask people to back off my delivery.

  12. Chinoiserie says:

    Well if he is going to be in the room for some of the time (he said he would be close by which is pretty vague) it is just fine. He and Lauren do not seem to be in a super serious relationship in spite what they what people to believe and she has already had a child so she does not need him.

    And the tradition of fathers being there is pretty new, only about 50 years which is a short time in history yet babies managed get born before that and people adopt babies and probably do not miss seeing the birth much.

    I think is more important for the mothers to have a father there, not for the babies. And when it comes to witching, well mothers do not see that and miss nothing in the end, it is only the doctors that need to be there.

  13. SamiHami says:

    Who cares if he is in the delivery room or not? Some people are squeamish and don’t want to see such things. There is a lot to criticize him over, but not that particular thing.

  14. Cody says:

    Of course ,he won’t be in the delivery room ,because all the attention is placed on the mom and baby. When Simon is in the room all eyes and ears must be on him. He is such a tool. I feel sorry for this kid.

  15. Christin says:

    He wouldn’t expect her to be a single mother. Does this mean the harem all have their assignments?

  16. Annie says:

    Whatever, I agree. I’m not going to let my husband watch either. You know how men are, come on. That image will be burned in his brain forever lol.

    Actually, I don’t want anyone with me when I give birth. I don’t want anyone looking at birth canal ifyouknowhatImean. My biggest nightmare would be nosy in laws and that annoying relative asking to film the birth. I’ll be like HELL NO. You’re not seeing me, much less filming me, naked. It’s so stupid to film births. When are you ever going to be in the mood to watch that?!

  17. shahdhch says:

    Meh, I have had two children and I didn’t want to be in the room. In fact when I was pushing the doctor asked if I wanted to see and I said hell no. There are some things I don’t want myself or my significant other to see.

  18. Nicolette says:

    ‘There are certain things you shouldn’t see’? It amazes me how men can watch torture/slasher movies and not blink an eye, but see a baby being born, oh no too much. Can’t handle it. My husband was my rock in the delivery room, from holding my hand to letting me bury my head in his chest as I screamed. He watched the entire thing, and stayed through to the end, and he looked at it as an experience not to be missed. Didn’t change how he looked at me, or his attraction to me.

  19. Maggie says:

    What? I thought he was engaged to some other woman. A make-up artist or something.

  20. bluhare says:

    Simon’s right. There are definitely some things you should not see. Like furry moobs!!

  21. bettyrose says:

    Hey, Simon, I don’t want to be in the delivery room either so I use birth control.

  22. Daniel says:

    What a douche! I witnessed my son’s birth and it was amazing, I’m so glad I was there.

  23. teehee says:

    Hmm. Seems most women who are against beeing ‘seen’ fear that the experience would diminish their appeal in their husbands’ eyes. Well why marry a guy like that?? Women are made to become pregnant and give birth (not our purpose but our design). Any guy who thinks a woman is only attractive as long as she hasnt gone through the natural processes of aging, maturing, being pregnant, giving birth, changing size and shape, etc etc– is probably with a totally delusional jerk.

    • Jenna says:

      While I do know some gals have the weird worry about their partner never wanting to venture south again after watching a baby emerge, there are some who just know that sometimes a guy just might get in the way. Not ALL guys, not ALL the situations. But in the case of say my own older brother – by baby #3, my sister in law’s medical chart had spelled out in bright red letters “DO NOT ALLOW HUSBAND IN DELIVERY ROOM” written across it. Baby #1 he passed out, cracked his head open, and when the nurses started trying to get to HIM, my sil started crowning. Ultimately the dr said “Let him lay, all hands on deck here”. #2 he thought he was prepared – he got a friend to actually strap him to a chair to sit next to his wife, so he couldn’t fall over again… this time he past out, sagged, slid UNDER the delivery table, and tripped 2 nurses and pulled at the epidural lines. He’s a great hands on dad, is a total trooper and there for all the other moments and milestones – he ah… just doesn’t deal well with medical stuff. (And as they have 3 kids, it’s safe to say it wasn’t a matter of him not wanting to head back there after.)

      • Belle Epoch says:

        This is very funny. He was trying, God bless him!

        Opposite story: the doctor asked me if I wanted to be in the room for my husband’s vasectomy. I thought I could handle it and generally am not squeamish. Almost passed out but sat down first with my head between my knees! seeing it was Godawful.