It’s has been confirmed that Simon Cowell, at 53, is going to be a dad! The crazy part is that he is expecting a baby with his best friend’s wife! Yikes! Yesterday, the news broke that Cowell and New York socialite Lauren Silverman, 36, are expecting a baby. Silverman, who’s still married to her estranged husband Andrew Silverman, is reportedly 10 weeks pregnant.
Cowell and Silverman’s reportedly “became close” as her marriage “deteriorated.” Peep the scoop!
The X Factor judge, 53, is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, 36, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE. The news has been hot gossip among friends recently because Silverman is married to Cowell’s close friend, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman.
The Silvermans have filed for divorce, a source tells PEOPLE.
When reached by PEOPLE, an assistant to Cowell’s U.K. rep says, “This is a very sensitive issue and all media enquiries are being dealt with by his U.S. attorney.” No other calls to reps were returned.
Prior to meeting Silverman, Cowell was engaged to Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, but the couple broke off their 18-month engagement in September 2011.
Simon’s ex, Carmel Electra reacted to the news:
“I’m so happy for him!” Electra said during today’s VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood. Electra says she hasn’t talked to Cowell or congratulated him since the baby news broke earlier today. “I’m going to call him as soon as I get in the car after the event,” she told reporters. “I want to know if it’s a boy or a girl. It’s awesome, I’m super happy for him.”