Does This Make Sugar Daddy Simon Cowell a Bad Father Already?

At 54, Simon Cow­ell is going to become a father for the first time with his new sugar baby, 36-year-old Lau­ren Sil­ver­man. Although Cow­ell has never been one to want kids, he’s recently started to really warm up to the idea, even giv­ing some thought to what his par­ent­ing style would be. Although Cow­ell came across as being kind of hard-edge as a judge on Amer­i­can Idol and The X Fac­tor, he doesn’t plan on being as uptight when it comes to his kids.

Cowell’s par­ent­ing phi­los­o­phy is sim­ple: “Be cool about it. You know, don’t worry about things too much,” said Cow­ell, adding that he won’t be turn­ing to any “self-help books or any of that crazy stuff” for help.

That being said, Cow­ell has also admit­ted that he may not be very help­ful with the baby because he really doesn’t know what he’s doing, although he’s con­fi­dent that it’ll get eas­ier with time. “I’m not bril­liant with babies. I never know what to do,” he said in a recent inter­view. “But [once he’s older] I think I’ll be a good dad in terms of advice,”

The celebrity cou­ple, who took their May-December rela­tion­ship pub­lic after Sil­ver­man got preg­nant while still mar­ried, is expect­ing to wel­come their son in Feb­ru­ary 2014. Although they haven’t revealed his name yet, Cow­ell has a few ideas of his own—either baby Simon, after him­self, or Eric, after his father.

What do you think: Do you agree with Simon Cowell’s relaxed approach to rais­ing kids?


Takeda, A., “Simon Cow­ell Reveals What He Wants to Name His Baby Son,” Us Weekly, Novem­ber 4, 2013;