It's being claimed by Us Weekly that the music mogul has fathered a child with his friend's wife, Lauren Silverman. Here's what we know...
Simon Cowell has found himself at the centre of a media storm after a report emerged in a US magazine yesterday, claiming that the record label boss has fathered a child with his friend’s wife.
Us Weekly has published an ‘exclusive’ story, which states that Lauren Silverman is 10 weeks pregnant with Simon‘s baby, yet is technically still married to her husband, and Simon’s friend, a US real estate mogul, Andrew Silverman.
A source tells the magazine: ‘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.’
Simon has yet to comment on the claims, and hasn’t tweeted from his personal Twitter account since Tuesday. On Monday, his best friend and former flame Sinitta may have shared her views on the scandal before it broke in the US, as she tweeted: ‘Something has just happened ..half miracle, half nightmare! #WakeMeUpIWantToGetOff!!’
Sources also claim that Andrew filed for divorce earlier this month. Simon has spent many a holiday with Lauren, 26, and her husband. The couple have a seven-year-old son together and have taken him along on breaks to the Caribbean with Simon. The friends have also been spotted driving around LA together, pictured here in October 2012.
Simon‘s 87-year-old mum Julie told The Sun today: ‘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.’
In an interview in 2009, Simon was asked whether he wanted to start a family. He replied: ‘God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts. 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.’
Over to you Simon…