Simon Cowell Expecting a Baby with Best Friend’s Wife (Report)

US Magazine is reporting that Simon Cowell, the notoriously commitment-phobic creator of X Factor, is expecting a child with the wife of one of his best friends:

The notoriously prickly Brit, 53, is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, multiple sources reveal exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“She’s around 10 weeks along,” the insider shares. And that’s only part of the story.

Silverman, 36, is technically still married — to Cowell’s close friend Andrew Silverman, a real estate mogul in NYC. She plans to leave her estranged husband to be with the father of her child.

“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 tells Us. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”

Via US Magazine

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  • Mateja Praznik
  • Cory Patrick

    Well this is one for Maury. LMAO

  • Kirsten

    Um…that’s a little awkward.

  • ladymctech

    This confirms what I’ve thought about this man for years…

  • Niall

    I wonder who leaked this-Simon’s pr person or hers?

    Seems to me it’s more accurate to say Simon is expecting a baby with the wife of one of his FORMER best friends. Clearly he doesn’t follow the guy code (wives and girlfriends, current or ex, of buddies are off limits).

  • nycguy

    I always thought Simon was gay.

  • Larc

    Good thing she looks so nice downstairs since it would seem she doesn’t have a lot upstairs.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    If somebody had grabbed me by the lapels and demanded: “How would Simon Cowell reproduce?”… yeah, “with his best friend’s wife” would be one of my top three answers.

    Don’t ever change, Cowell. Not that anybody believes you can.

  • Sassycatz

    Forget X-Factor, Simon should set himself up with one of those Kardashian/Real Housewives show. Much more lucrative and he can be the “stah” he so wants to be. Added bonus, not having to deal with those pesky contestants and TV audience voters.

  • Sassycatz

    Oh … another thing. It’s so heartwarming that 53 year old men can still reproduce. That must have been a major worry.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Just Simon Cowell @JustSimonCowell 28m
    We expect to receive an official statement regarding the reports on Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman later today. We will keep you updated.

  • usedtobelucy

    suspect that Simon’s never had any buddies

  • usedtobelucy

    Depends on what kind of brains we’re talking about, though, doesn’t it? I mean, she’s a socialite losing her current man. Not too surprising that she’d be on the make for a new multimultimillionaire ….

    Good sense she likely doesn’t have. But strategy to achieve her own ends — she may have quite a bit.

  • pj

    Ah, Simon. So classy. I wonder how Carmen Electra feels right now. ;-)

  • harvestmoon

    Well, the story doesn’t say how the baby was conceived…

  • harvestmoon

    I wonder if Simon had a heads up that Idol was going to announce its judges soon. Interesting timing.

  • Kat Myers

    LOL No surprise reaction here. With the number of women he dates it was bound to happen sooner or later. Several noteworthy aspects to Simon:

    1. He definitely has a “type”
    2. He “takes care” of them when they’re done
    3. He seems to be able to stay friends with all of them after
    4. They seem quite “in love” with him during and after

    I don’t know what magic Simon has, but he certainly seems to have no difficulty in “THAT” department lol.

    Good luck to the kid, if there in fact is one.

  • D Tyler

    Best friends aren’t what they used to be.

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    If this is true, then Simon really is a dodgy wanker. What an ego. Good Lord…he should not be shooting his venom into the wives of his friends. It’s pretty simple, Simon.

  • flog gnaw

    Pimp daddy Simon

  • girlygirl

    …or with the wife of his former best friend…

    Awkward…does this news get a “congratulations”?

  • Mateja Praznik

    Do people really care that she is technically still married?

  • Team Jessica Sanchez

    what is he thinking? ;/

  • Sassycatz

    I don’t know what magic Simon has,

    It’s called money, honey. ;-)

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Don’t know and maybe that’s not the bigger issue. More troubling is that she is, purportedly, is the WIFE of one of his good FRIENDS, according to this account. Perhaps we should see how the story plays out. Could be another Cowell-generated publicity stunt for all we know. Either way…the guy is rather a maggot.

  • justmefornow

    Wow, what a guy. And even a better friend.

  • Miss Blue

    What a slimeball. Poor kid as she doesn’t sound much better. There are lines people should not cross in life, and this would be one of them.

  • Miss Blue

    I do. As a friend, you don’t screw over your bestie. Literally or figuratively.

  • Onescoopyes

    Eww this is the age where he should be a grandpa.

  • Kat Myers

    Yes he has muchos dinaros lol. From what I have read, he is quite prolific and capable in the bedroom and that has nothing to do with his money :P

  • thirdtime

    Nothing surprises me with this guy anymore. I think we are all starting to see exactly who Simon Cowell is.

  • Sassycatz

    You mean, you can’t buy good press anymore?! (Why do you think he keeps on good terms with his exes?)

  • PinkClouds20

    Both Simon Cowell and his baby momma are disgusting people. The wife of a good friend is off limits.

  • Amy Beth

    Whether Simon is involved or not, this kid is going to be raised by a nanny.

  • taptap

    I’m not a big fan of Simon’s, but I do believe the persona he cultivates on tv is probably not a true reflection of his full personality (like with everyone on tv, I imagine). It seems that a lot of people who know him personally, like him. They claim he has a big heart, and I imagine that might be true. It doesn’t discount the fact (verified by the man himself) that he has a hugely inflated ego and sense of self-worth, but he wouldn’t be the first human being, or the last, with flaws to offset virtues.

    That being said, I think Simon is pretty darn good tv-watching material, at least where ~unscripted reality shows are concerned. He definitely is not a milque-toast figure, that’s for sure.

  • Kat Myers

    Probably so he has someone to go to during his “single” phases lol. Or just when he gets bored with the current :P

  • ajr86

    Adultery is a cardinal sin and Simon will have to answer this despicable act to God. I just lost any respect that I had for him.

  • Listening

    There is gonna be some paternity testing going down.

  • taptap

    oh dear, this just made me feel sympathetic toward Simon.

    Maybe we could put him in the stocks and throw rotting vegetables at him, like the puritans did back in the day? Or maybe we could make him wear the scarlet letter? That would be a blast from the past.


  • PinkClouds20

    There’s probably been a lot of despicable acts in his past. I doubt he got to be where he is today by being a boy scout or luck alone.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Well, what’s the big deal if she and her husband ended their relationship before she started one with Simon?

    I guess I just don’t care about this since when I was born, my father was married to another woman. And my mother knew them both for quite a while.

  • Gwen

    I like Kris Allen’s baby story better…lol.

    Simon, Simon, Simon. But, I’m not shocked at all. Maybe being a daddy will make him start wearing more age-appropriate shirts.

  • taptap


    This has all happened before…

  • Sassycatz

    We don’t know when they started their “relationship,” and to be honest, I’m not appalled as much as I’m entertained at Simon’s expense. Truthfully, Simon, get ye to TLC or E or Bravo and pitch the show!

  • PinkClouds20

    Isn’t Simon a heavy smoker? In 10 years he’ll be dead anyway, so who really cares. LOL

  • usedtobelucy

    It would cross my mind, but with the size of his ego, I would think that ultimately he’d just split off a few daughter cells.

    Why contaminate the perfect DNA with, you know, someone else’s DNA? Or, alternately, exacerbate your already high insecurities by entering a lifetime human relationship with a co-parent? I imagine Simon’s arrogance and insecurities to both cry out NOOOoooooo! at the prospect of being one of a pair of parents of a, you know, human child. But who knows? Maybe we’ll soon see him attending Gymboree.

    I might pay to see that, actually.

  • taptap

    lol I definitely don’t think Simon is gay. He’s a classic alley-cat guy.

  • PinkClouds20

    Man ho.

  • taptap


  • taptap

    I think ‘contaminating his DNA’ with others is one of Simon’s favorite past-times, just as it is with so many other human beings. Simon’s money just gives him more opportunities than the average bear.

  • taptap

    The old men in Congress will vote like maniacs to abridge the reproductive rights of women, but they will never, ever restrict the supply or ease of access of Viagra.

  • LinSanity7

    Not surprised. Simon is a d-bag anyways. I thought he was banging on Carmen Electra? Maybe Demi Lovato is his next target?

  • Tinawina

    Oh my. Ewwww.

  • Guest

    This past March…

  • Bugme Nomor

    I think if we examined what you mean by “reproductive rights” we would find an answer.

  • gem2477

    Classy Simon, as usual.

  • taptap

    imho the blatant attack on women has everything to do with the social agenda of christian conservatives and their desire to put women back in their place – as good wives who stay at home, raise children, cook and clean, and take care of their hard-working, bringing-home-the-bacon husbands. This is the world they miss and desperately want to bring back.

    To them I say – good luck with that.

  • Bugme Nomor

    The “blatant attack on women” is political fiction. There are women who disagree with your position.

  • girlygirl

    What this story is missing is a statement from the husband/best friend denying that the couple was even talking about getting divorced.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Y’know, I’ve always seen Cowell as basing his persona on a sort of 1950s/1960s “playboy” who drives a hot sports car, knows his wine, knows his restaurants, always has a leggy chick on his arm, and pleases the ladies in every sense of the word. The only part of the role that he visibly ignores is the natty dressing.

    How well he delivers on expectations in this role is not my business, but I assume he does what he can.

    So basically, “James Bond becomes a daddy!” is the scenario being played out here.

  • mtlfan2

    if she had already splitted with her husband, there is no big deal although they could have wait for the baby until the divorce imo.
    As for the best friend thing, come on, women are property of no one. As long as there was no cheating involved, it’s totally fine.

  • SteelWauhterz

    Check your bestseller’s list again. It’s in Non Fiction. A wide-range of policy efforts designed to place restrictions on women’s health care and erode protections for women and their families have been enacted in the past eighteen months.

    Examples at the state and federal level have included restricting contraception; cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood; state-mandated, medically unnecessary ultrasounds; abortion taxes; abortion waiting periods; forcing women to tell their employers why they want birth control…

    Gender issues in the Michigan Legislature go beyond abortion-related bills and disputes over who has permission to speak on the House floor.Reps. Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield and Barb Byrum of Onondaga were banned from speaking on the House floor during a debate that centered on whom has control of a woman’s vagina.

  • PinkClouds20

    Sorry, I’m not seeing this at all. Nobody wants to go back to the 1950’s when a woman’s place was in the home, not even christian conservatives, Yes, they do support more traditional values, but I don’t hear them saying that woman can’t have a job outside the home. What I am seeing is not enough good opportunities for women, so they can support themselves, so I blame a bad economy.

  • PinkClouds20

    Why are taxpayers responsible for someone’s sex life? You do realize that someone is paying?

  • Axxxel

    This all reminds me of Kim Kardashian…wasn’t she still married when she and Kanye West were dating ? Wasn’t she divorced before her baby (of which Kanye was the father) was born ?

  • Montavilla

    Because good health benefits everybody.

  • elliegrll

    There were women who thought that women shouldn’t have the right to vote, but it would be wrong to take their beliefs and jump to the conclusion that this is how all women feel, or that those women were right.

  • Dianne


  • lkingcorn

    Since Simon walks away from every relationship with a big payoff one wonders how he will deal with an off spring. Perhaps for once he will put his ego on hold–or not. Time will tell. Child will certainly have all the material needs. The public wont be too forgiving when it comes to fatherhood. Should have taken a clue from Clooney who’s is apparently more careful. Personally I think they are both should be avoided!

  • No Thanks

    I’m trying to care but…..nah. I wonder if Simon will bother to actually PARENT. Probably not.

  • PinkClouds20

    I really don’t understand liberals. You keep saying you want government to stay out of your vagina, yet you want government to pay. You can’t have it both ways.

    Here’s my solution: get a job and have money to pay for your own, instead of relying on government handouts.

  • PinkClouds20

    Here’s another solution: Tell your husband, lover, or whatever to start paying for birth control. Since when was this only a women’s responsibility? It takes two to tango.

  • usedtobelucy

    Yes, I can see that. So he’s Sick Boy, basically. ha

  • usedtobelucy

    Oh, that’s certainly true. I was thinking more about contaminating the DNA of a Simon child by having said child be composed of both his DNA and that of one of his many concubines!

  • Sassycatz

    Actually Planned Parenthood is not “the government,” so maybe they should get the heck out of trying to regulate it.

    And, furthermore, we are talking about employee coverage in insurance plans and the fact that some employers want to opt out of including this coverage because of their “moral” beliefs which aren’t shared by their employee.

    But none of this has to do with Simon Cowell or his married girlfriend who probably gets private care and doesn’t have to use Planned Parenthood … and *clearly* didn’t (LOL) … or has to worry about any employer’s moral beliefs infringing upon her own private choices.

  • PinkClouds20

    Employers don’t care about “moral” beliefs, they only want to make money. Period.

    What it comes down to is this: someone is paying for YOUR sex life when YOU should be paying for your own.

  • Sassycatz

    You haven’t been listening to the news.

  • Axxxel

    yeah, Shania Twain comes to mind whose hubby cheated with her best friend.

  • surpriseleft

    Simon Cowell: Terrible judge. Terrible human being.

  • Mateja Praznik

    David Walliams ? @davidwalliams
    Oh yeah, and @SimonCowell is doing a baby with a lady.
    5:05 PM – 31 Jul 2013

    BGT judge.

  • waynestrong

    Could be the husband of the woman, nothing scores victory in a divorce like “she’s having some other dude’s baby”.

  • CharlyBaltimore

    Simon is the same age as Kidd Kaddrick…who just died last Saturday at age 53 of cardiac disease…and Kidd was a chain smoker. So Simon may not even have 10 years left in him…

  • jobeob987

    LOL, from the heading, I wondered if the husband was really okay with this. Makes more sense that the couple is splitting up.

  • mtlfan2

    i don’t know about the Kardashian

  • ladymctech

    He doesn’t.

  • wycheb

    Yes I guess you could say they became “close”. TACKY

  • wycheb

    He’s not, his small brain was doing all the thinking.

  • ohreli

    This could have easily been hushed up…she’s only 10 weeks pregnant!..Now who is trying to hard to make sure the media finds out about this….??

  • Kariann Hart

    To be honest here…I thought the couple weren’t successful in having a baby, so Simon helped out. Does Mrs. Silverman have any other children?

  • Kariann Hart

    You never know about these things. I had an uncle who lived to be 83 years old and was a heavy smoker and moderate drinker. I don’t think Simon can quit without some motivation. I don’t know that fatherhood would be it.

  • Kariann Hart

    Only if Simon is thrilled.

  • Mateja Praznik

    She and her husband have a son.

  • MyDailyComment

    “She plans to leave her estranged husband to be with the father of her child.”

    That seems like a fantasy.

  • stargazed

    Such a lovely man. Gag.

  • Kariann Hart

    Thanks, Mateja! How foolish for me to think Simon would help an unfertile couple. And he’s not David Crosby. LOL.

  • chillj

    Ew. so very Simon.

  • chillj

    Now that’s a thought.

  • chillj

    Can I be first up with the vegetables?

  • taptap

    Just be prepared to wait – the line may be long ;>

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    We are reminded that, in such situations, ultimate victory goes to the entrepreneurial vendor who sells the rotted vegetables to the people who want to hurl them.


    Also, if it’s a girl, we now know who the future Queen of England is, as I don’t believe Cowell will let little North West romp off with that prize.

  • Listening

    Didn’t Alicia Keys have a baby w/ a man who was still married. Her and Simon are apparently in the same boat. I just get the feeling people would cut her slack even though they seemed to of done the same thing.

  • Mateja Praznik

    British tabloids have a field day:

    Simon Cowell expecting a baby with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman

    Watch Simon Cowell’s tense body language as he sits just one seat
    away from ‘mother of his child-to-be’ and her husband during very
    awkward concert
    Read more:

    PICTURED: Simon Cowell cuddles up to the mother of his child Lauren
    Silverman on a VERY cosy Caribbean holiday… as her husband looks on
    Read more:

    ‘Half miracle, half nightmare’: Sinitta is the first of Simon
    Cowell’s harem to react after it emerges he is to father a child with
    socialite Lauren Silverman
    Read more:

  • Disraeli99

    What a nasty manwhore, lol… Knocking up his best friend’s wife. Until the divorce she’s still someone else’s wife. Ghetto comes in all shapes and sizes and classes – his wealth doesn’t spare him from pulling this straight up ghetto move. All his millions and he can’t be bothered to use a condom? LOL

  • girlygirl

    I don’t think so. I think he divorced the wife, married Alicia and then they had the baby.

  • hayes

    LOL, after I read the headline I seriously thought he became a sperm donor for his friend and the wife to help them have a baby. But no, it’s just straight up porkin’. WTF.

  • Listening

    Hmm I unearthed a couple of articles that make it seem like that wasn’t the case. I think the intent was to divorce but everything wasn’t final. Apparently something else had to be done. They were still messing around w/ each other too.

    Here are the links..

  • Jason Gorny

    Will this affect X-Factor?

  • roaringpen


  • DragonFly

    Do they make v-neck t-shirts in “soft pink or blue” in the baby fashion statement stores?
    Judging YOU this time Simon–be giving it a “Forgettable” rating like he gave many others along the way. Nothing “Classy or Praiseworthy” here imo.

  • kikileo

    I thought he had a crush on Lee Dewyze lol.

  • BonnieDee

    Shouldn’t the headline say “Former Best Friend?” Anyway, Simon appears to be as douchebaggy as I thought he was.

  • ohreli

    The only likely person who would want to disclose all this was the betrayed husband—to embarrass Cowell.