Simon Cowell, the American Idol; Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor creator has apparently been doing a different kind of creating. According to numerous sources, Cowell has gotten a close friend’s wife pregnant.
Allegedly the English A&R executive, television producer, entrepreneur, and television personality has gotten caught with his hand in the cookie jar! Cowell is well known on both sides of the big pond for his television shows and his appearance as a talent judge on his other creations.
He also owns the television production and music publishing house Syco. Cowell is famous for his “no-nonsense” response to contestants on his “talent” shows. He never sugar coats the bitter pill of his opinions about performances. He is straight shooting and for many, he’s the man they love to hate.
But apparently, his close friends wife had no problem “loving” Cowell as the 53 year-old musical media expert is said to have fathered a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, aka Mrs Andrew Silverman.
Like Cowell Andrew Silverman is a mogul, but in a different arena. Silverman’s world of money is the result of his wheeling and dealing in the real estate.
But while this news appears to be quite damaging to Cowell’s reputation, things aren’t necessarily that bad. According to sources, Laura and Andrew Silverman are estranged and have been for a while. So in reality, the 36 year-old “bearer of Cowell’s baby” is only technically married to the real estate tycoon Andrew Silverman.
The sources, who claim that Cowell has gotten Laura in a family way, also state that she is about 10 weeks pregnant. But an assistant of Simon’s United Kingdom rep, told People, “This is a very sensitive issue and all media enquiries are being dealt with by his U.S. attorney.”
No one else from Camp Simon Cowell has stepped forward with information on the truth of the rumour. So for the time being the news that the “Got Talent” creator has been doing a different type of creating is still yet to be confirmed.
Apparently, Mrs Silverman and her husband Andrew are waiting for their divorce to “come through.” Sources have said that their marriage was an unhappy one and it seems that Simon lent Laura a shoulder to cry on, among other things.
In the past the music impresario has been pretty difficult to pin down in the area of relationships. His February 2010 engagement to make up artist Mezhgan Hussainy, who he met on the American show American Idol ended in 2012. He also admitted that year that he’d had an affair with fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue while she’d worked on the program.
He’s also admitted that he doesn’t see himself in a fatherly position. In a 2009 interview, when asked about whether he thought he’d make a good father, he said, “God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts.”
In 2012, he appeared to backtrack somewhat on the issue of his “anti-children” stance. In an interview with AOL Cowell said, “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.”
But now it seems like he hasn’t missed the opportunity at all. It appears that Simon Cowell doesn’t just have a talent for creating musical talent show, but he’s got a talent for creating life as well. But until he or his rep’s confirm the rumours we’ll have to wait and see if the American Idol and Britain’s Got Talent creator is really an expectant father.
By Michael Smith