Simon Cowell Knocked Up a Younger Woman, But Not Just Any Woman

Simon Cow­ell, 53, is going to be a father. While baby news is usu­ally sup­posed to be excit­ing, in Cowell’s case, it’s fraught with drama. The baby mama is 36-year-old New York socialite, Lau­ren Sil­ver­man. But it isn’t the 17-year age dif­fer­ence that’s pos­ing a problem—Silverman hap­pens to be the soon-to-be ex-wife of Cowell’s close per­sonal friend, real estate mag­nate Andrew Silverman.

Insid­ers claim that the Sil­ver­mans’ mar­riage had been unhappy for a while and that Lau­ren got closer to Cow­ell after her rela­tion­ship with her hus­band dis­solved. But the divorce papers that Andrew filed a cou­ple weeks ago sing a dif­fer­ent tune—they cite “adul­tery” as the rea­son for their split. Andrew even specif­i­cally named Cow­ell as a co-respondent.

Nei­ther Andrew nor Cow­ell has com­mented on the scan­dal, but Andrew’s brother is hint­ing that they did, in fact, have an affair. “It is an unbe­liev­able story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story,” he told The New York Post. The divorce papers also point to an affair, espe­cially because Cow­ell was directly named in them, which isn’t the usual course of action accord­ing to renowned divorce lawyer, Vanessa Lloyd Platt. “Andrew would have not only had to name him, but Simon would also have had to be served with the papers. It’s all going to be very muddy, mud­dled and an absolute night­mare for Simon.”

A nasty legal bat­tle isn’t the only thing Cow­ell has to worry about. When asked last year how he feels about the pos­si­bil­ity of hav­ing kids, the TV per­son­al­ity admit­ted that while he does like kids, he’s wor­ried that he doesn’t have the time to raise them. “The prob­lem has always been how much time you need to devote to bring­ing up kids and I’ve always ded­i­cated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve prob­a­bly missed the opportunity.”

He’s going to have to find the time because at 53, baby num­ber one is on the way. And accord­ing to sources, Cow­ell is plan­ning to sup­port Lau­ren and their baby, at least financially.

What do you think: Is 53 too old to become a father for the first time? Was it wrong on Simon Cowell’s part to sleep with his friend’s wife, even if they were hav­ing mar­i­tal problems?


Bull, S, et al., “EXCLUSIVE: Simon Cowell’s preg­nant mar­ried lover breaks cover as ‘freaked out’ pop guru is accused of adul­tery in divorce papers but insists: ‘I WILL take care of the baby,’” Daily Mail web site;, last accessed August 1, 2013.

Her­nan­dez, L., “Simon Cow­ell Is Hav­ing a Baby with Lau­ren Sil­ver­man,” Peo­ple web site;, last accessed August 1, 2013.

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  • Lesa

    Nope, 53 is good. My hus­band was 52 and I was 43 when we had our third child who is now happy and 6yrs old… That’s our baby!! Now Simon , prob should have had his own wife instead of bed­ding down some­one else’s wife. Espe­cially , a close acquain­tance . Big Hell No Simon :(

  • James Robert­son

    Of course it is wrong on Simon’s part, with a friend like him you do not need enemies..

  • Nancy

    You do not knocked your close friend’s spouse. That is a NO NO. When will Simon learn? Does he not know about condoms?