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.
Yesterday I went to visit Gantry Plaza State Park with my friend Kristell.
During senior year of high school back in May 2012, a trip to this very park was planned for Senior Skip Day.
But we were such good students that we didn’t go.
That and my rough draft in creative writing was being peer critiqued that day.
So about a year later we finally got to visit the park.
Kristell and I on one of the cool wooden park chairs
Its a very lovely park. Gantry is located in Long Island City, right along the East River, so you can see the buildings in the city from there.
The view was just breathtaking.
After strolling through the park for a while, we decided to try to find the East River Ferry.
We got lost and had to ask for directions. Twice.
So much for iPhone maps, eh?
In our defense, there was construction everywhere.
View from the Gantry ferry dock.
The $4 ferry ride from Gantry to 34th Street was short. The second level of the boat was so cool! We could see all of the Manhattan skyline from there. I was in awe.
If you’re ever in Long Island City looking for something touristy to do, this should be on your list. Take a trip to Gantry, enjoy the skyline, and then take the ferry into the city for some sightseeing.
Enjoy some footage from Gantry and the East River Ferry!
Yesterday I went to the High Line in NYC with a few of my girlfriends from high school!
The High Line, an urban linear elevated park located along 10th Avenue, is quite the interesting sight. It used to be a street level railway in the 1840s. Too many accidents occurred between the trains and the traffic, causing 10th Avenue to became known as Death Avenue. Later the train became an elevated rail to prevent anymore accidents.
In 2009 the railway was transformed into a lovely park complete with statues, flowers, and grassy areas to enjoy the summer sun. The view is fabulous!
You can still see some of the rails. It’s so cool!
Three highlights of our time at the High Line yesterday:
1. The Goshka Macuga bust of Colin Powell. The following pictures should explain why.
2. The flowers!! They’re so gosh darn gorgeous!!
3. And the grass. I could lay there forever.
As my friend Xiran said as we all lay on the grass, “Nature is perfect.”
Indeed it is, my dear. Indeed. Especially at the High Line.
My girlies!! (l-r Niketa, Kristell, and Xiran)
My girlies!! (l-r Niketa, Kristell, and Xiran)
*(As you can tell, Xiran cannot take a normal picture. But that’s just one of the many reasons why we love her.)*
If you’re ever in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan near 10th ave and 14th Street, you should totally visit the High Line. You won’t regret it. It’s beautiful!
Check out the official site for the High Line.
Enjoy some of the footage I took while there!!