For a man who has made a madly successful career out of scripting things down to the last detail, Simon Cowell is experiencing an unplanned twist in the tale. Friends and family have confirmed that the 53-year-old music mogul is having a baby with a 36-year-old brunette beauty named Lauren — who just happens to be married to Simon’s friend Andrew Silverman!
“They met on holiday in Barbados some years ago, after being introduced by Andrew, and the trio have shared many vacations since,” says a source, adding, “They would organise these month-long trips and Andrew would go for two weeks and then leave for business and Lauren would stay behind.” To us it sounds like a classic case of ‘when the cat’s away,’ with insiders adding that mum-of-one Lauren set tongues wagging because she would leave her seven-year-old son Adam at home while she took these holidays with Simon.
Recent reports also suggest that Lauren’s in-laws (parents to her now-estranged husband Andrew) were so certain that the New York socialite was a bad egg, they actually boycotted Andrew and Lauren’s wedding. “They had their doubts about Lauren,” says a source — and now it appears to be with good reason.
As Lauren traipses through the first trimester of her pregnancy, hubs Andrew has filed for divorce. And while he is busy closing this chapter, his philandering wife is planning another wedding. “Lauren has been telling friends she loves Simon and wants to marry him,” we are told. Simon, on the other hand, is silent on the sordid matter. His friends, meanwhile, are shocked. Says a pal, “Knowing Simon and the way in which he controls every aspect of his life, it’s astonishing that this has happened. He is not one of those men who would have [had] a child in this way — it’s just so out of character.” Having dated several pretty-young-things in the past, it seems the player has finally been played!
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