Simon Cowell – who is reportedly expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman – hasn’t publicly confirmed the news yet. However friends of his have.
A source told the The Daily Mail that Lauren and real estate mogul Andrew Silverman are in the process of divorcing. The insider stated, “It was probably not the best relationship when she first met Simon. It wasn’t like they were blissfully in love at the time. She was definitely unhappy in her marriage and it’s been a while that the marriage was not great. Andrew is a very nice guy but all marriages don’t last.”
The source added, “Andrew and Simon were not best friends. They are friends. They have both been vacationing in Barbados for years.”
People reached an assistant to Cowell’s U.K. rep and got this answer: “This is a very sensitive issue and all media enquiries are being dealt with by his U.S. attorney.”
Carmen Electra – whom he dated from December 2012 to February 2013 – said on Wednesday, “What I witnessed working with him on Britain’s Got Talent and coming to see him during X Factor is that the people he truly believes in, he stands up for them and supports them. So I obviously think that his child will be very well taken care and very, very loved. I’m going to call him as soon as I get in the car after the event. I want to know if it’s a boy or a girl. It’s awesome, I’m super happy for him.’
A friend close to Cowell also told the Mail, “Simon is in no doubt the child is his. The other girls can’t believe that she is the one who has [got his baby]. They’ve all met her, they know who she is and they have been reduced to tears by this. She has apparently been going around telling people for the last three to six months that she is going to have his baby. Simon has been very stressed in the last few months with his various shows and juggling everything that he has in his life.
“In the harem hierarchy, Lauren is regarded as the fun, party girl. Simon is [said to be] freaked out by this but there is no question that he will not support the child.”
Cowell’s 87-year-old mom Julie told The Sun, “I’ve not heard anything officially. But if it’s true then I’m absolutely delighted. It’s wonderful! He’ll make a fantastic father. He’ll be great.
Lauren’s stepmother confirmed she was expecting a child with the X Factor judge. Rosy Davis, who is the wife of the socialite’s father Steven, spoke of the family’s joy at the news, “We are all excited for the baby. It’s beautiful. We feel blessed. Any kid is a blessing.”
Lauren and her estranged husband have a 7-year-old son. US Weekly reports she is around “10 weeks” along.