This morning I learned that 53 year old grouch Simon Cowell, X Factor judge and former American Idol judge, is going to be a father.
And that’s not the best part.
The mother of his child is his friend Andrew Silverman’s estranged wife, Lauren Silverman.
Yes. You read correctly. Simon Cowell got his friend’s wife pregnant.
The two have been hanging out quite a bit over the past two years.
Real estate developer Andrew Silverman and 36 year old New York socialite Lauren Silverman “have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source says. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
Lauren Silverman plans to leave her husband to be with Cowell. She’s ten weeks along in her pregnancy.
I’m not sure how to react to this news.
First there’s the fact that he’s having a child with a woman who is married to another man.
Another man who he happens to call his “mate.”
Isn’t this a violation of bro code? I mean, I know that Andrew and Lauren have been separated for a while but Jesus! That doesn’t give him permission to swoop in and impregnate the woman!
Then there’s the terrible reality that this is Simon Cowell we’re talking about here. The man we love to hate.
Back in 2009 he said, “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.”
His feelings on being a father changed last year, as he stated in an interview with AOL Music, “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.”
This year he claims, “If I knew I could be – how do I put this delicately – faithful, I would. I do like kids, I’m just not sure I’d be any good for the first six months. I don’t think I’d adopt because I’d rather have my own. I’d have to say I’d like a little girl.”
I wouldn’t exactly trust him to babysit a child, much less be the parent or guardian of one. He’s just not the type of guy you can picture cradling a child in his arms.
No matter how hard I try I just can’t do it!