Simon Cowell is going to be a father, according to Us Weekly.
The former “American Idol” judge and current “The X Factor” star is expecting a child with a married New York socialite, Lauren Silverman, who is currently 10 weeks into her pregnancy.
Although Silverman is married, it isn’t Cowell she is married to. Her estranged husband is Cowell’s close friend, Andrew Silverman, a real estate mogul in NYC.
“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source told Us Weekly.
A friend of Silverman’s reportedly told Daily Mail that “Lauren loves Simon, she says that she wants to marry him.”
Cowell has been forthright in the past about not wanting to have children. In an interview in 2009, Cowell 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.”