Simon Cowell is about to be a father!
But…it’s with one of his friend’s wives.
According to the New York Daily News, he was allegedly blindsided by the news that his good friend’s wife —New York socialite Lauren Silverman — was pregnant with his baby.
“The pregnancy has taken him by surprise. He assumed she was using birth control,” a source close to Cowell said. “Simon thought this was a casual relationship — friends with benefits. The pregnancy was not planned.”
Sounds like a case of him being stupid…right? Never assume anythinggggg, Simon.
“He is feeling tricked,” added the source.“No question that Simon will want to be part of the baby’s life, but I’m not so sure he wants to be part of Lauren’s.”
The 36-year-old Silverman was photographedwith Cowell, 53 and her hubby last year in the Caribbean, but is now nearly three months pregnant and in the midst of a nasty divorce after her real estate mogul husband found out about the affair….obviously the relationship was doomed.
Sources also say “He didn’t have a clue before then and it has come as a complete surprise. . . . Simon has repeatedly said he doesn’t want kids.”
The revelation sent Cowell — a notorious bachelor who has been open about his aversion to fathering children — into crisis mode.
“He feels let down by Lauren,” the source added.
“They were friends first and foremost. This could be a ‘spite my husband’ sort of thing. Simon is convinced it was her friends who leaked the story.”
Cowell’s friendship with the monied Silvermans was no secret. The three were pictured together lounging on a yacht in St. Barts as recently as last Aug. 9.
In one shot, Lauren Silverman was caught cuddling up to a shirtless Cowell and running her hands through his hair as her hubby looked on.
“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time,” a source said to US Weekly.
One of Cowell’s pals described her as a gold digger. (Shocker…..)
“She has a thing for rich, powerful men,” said the friend.
“She knows having Simon’s baby will mean he will always be in her life and he is a very wealthy and generous man.”
Lauren Silverman remained in hiding Wednesday. The doorman at her building said she was “away for the summer.” And Simon couldn’t be reached for comment.
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