Say what?! Simon Cowell, 53, is preparing to be a dad for the first time. And, it’s with his best friend’s wife Lauren Silverman, 36.
Although the New York socialite and real estate mogul are separated, Cowell and the pair were friends prior to the X Factor judge and Mrs. Silverman getting together.
An insider tells Us Weekly, “She’s around 10 weeks along…”Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,”
“As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close,” the source adds.
The question remains, is Cowell excited about becoming a father? The television personality and music mogul once ruled out having children entirely…and given the circumstances, of course, is he happy about the news?
He just may be. In a recent interview Cowell was quoted as saying, “Well…yes,” when asked if he’s changed his mind about having children.
He then added, “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.”
If true, congrats Simon!