Yeah, you heard that right. Finally, Simon Cowell is going to be a father!
The 53-year-old music mogul is looking forward to have his first child with 36-year-old New York socialite Lauren Silverman, according to People, citing multiple sources. The news created a huge stir due to the reason that Lauren is still married to real estate magnate Andrew Silverman, who is a close friend of Simon. However, Andrew and Lauren have filed for divorce.
So, how is Simon coping with the possibility of becoming a dad, who famously said in 2009, that he couldn’t have children, as they would drive him crazy. But in March 2012, Simon, who both judged the American Idol and The X Factor, told in an interview with AOL Music, that he’s open to the idea of having kids.
Simon said that he really loves kids, because he can talk and listen to them. He added that the issue is that you need to devote a lot of your time to raise kids and he’s always dedicated his whole life to work and he’s probably lost the opportunity at the age of 52.
Before meeting Lauren, Simon was engaged to American Idol make-up artist Mezghan Hussainy, but the couple split up in September 2011, after being engaged for 18 months. Simon also dated model Carmen Electra from December 2011 to February 2013.