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!
I hope Simon Cowell treats the youngster better than he treats the contestants on The X Factor.
I really do.
Come summer, the world will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge and Kim Kardashian’s baby. Regardless of which one you may perceive to be more special, these two infants will be getting loads of attention from the moment they come out of the wombs of Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian.
Both babies are due in July, and British bookmakers give the odds of 50/1 that they might even be born on the same day. Yes, I’m sure anyone would be stoked to find out that their baby might be born on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge’s, but this would put Kim at a disadvantage. Baby Kardashian would be robbed of all the publicity. After all, Kanye West, the father of Kim’s baby, is most definitely not His Royal Highness. If the babies are born within a two week gap of one another, publicity for both newborns won’t be a problem.
UK celebrity psychic Jayne Wallace predicts that Kim will have a baby boy. Kanye really wants a boy, so this prediction is great news for him. For Kim? Not so much. Keep in mind, though, that these are just predictions. The royal couple plan to keep the baby’s gender a secret, so we won’t know anything until he or she is born.
Pregnancy is taking its toll on the Duchess. She was hospitalized in December for Hyperemesis Gravidarum, also known as an extreme case of morning sickness. She was released soon enough to appear at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London on December 16. There she showed off her lovely baby bump and presented two awards. Kate is expected to appear for the second time since the world learned of her pregnancy on February 19 at the women’s rehabilitation facility Hope House. She is a patron to the facility’s Action on Addiction Program. During her visit, the Duchess will meet with clients and staff.
Although Kim Kardashian doesn’t seem to be having any complications with her pregnancy, rumors are spreading about her ending up a single mom in the future. Kanye recently went to Abu Dhabi for a concert and told Kim not to go with him because of safety issues. It is possible that Kanye just wants some time away from his baby momma.
Both women look absolutely stunning while showing off their baby bumps!
Any guesses for what names the couples are thinking about for their newest additions to their families?