Cowell's mom: I'm delighted he's finally having a baby
SIMON Cowell is reportedly expecting his first child with the wife of one of his friends.
The music mogul is said to have had a relationship with 36-year-old Lauren Silverman.
Mrs Silverman, who is married to real estate executive Andrew Silverman, is believed to be pregnant with 53-year-old Cowell’s child.
US Weekly reported that New Yorker Mrs Silverman is about ‘ten weeks pregnant’ with Cowell’s child and had told friends she had wanted to marry him.
She is now thought to be officially separated from her husband and Mr Silverman has filed for divorce, the Daily Mail reported.
The trio had previously been pictured on holiday on a yacht in St Barts in the Caribbean in January 2012 and there are reports that Cowell has been seeing Mrs Silverman for more than a year.
Cowell's mother Julie told The Sun: "I'm delighted. It's wonderful!" when asked about the news.
The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent judge’s lawyer in America said there was ‘no comment’ from the star on Wednesday evening.
Cowell split with his fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy last year. He has previously spoken about how he didn’t want to have children.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph earlier this year he said how he felt the way most people lived marriage was boring and said he “couldn’t think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage.”
The music mogul, who was born in Lambeth in London, admitted he had remained on good terms with his ex-girlfriends and said: “The love I have for my ex–girlfriends will always be there, so I think that's true love. People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love. But for me, whether it's Jackie, Mezhgan, Sinitta or Terri, they will be in my life for ever.
“I genuinely love them."
Cowell progressed from the post room at EMI Music Publishing to become a talent scout and later founded several record labels. His television career began in 2001 when he joined forces with Simon Fuller to produce Pop Idol, the first of many talent shows.
Claire Carter, Telegraph.co.uk