The X Factor judge is expecting a baby with New York City socialite Lauren Silverman, a source firms to E! News. But the real kicker? The mom-to-be is still technically married to real-estate mogul Andrew Silverman, who happens to be a friend of Simon’s.
An insider tells Us Weekly (who was first to report the baby news) that Lauren, 36, is “around 10 weeks along” in her pregnancy. She and Cowell, 53, reportedly “became close” as her marriage “deteriorated.”
“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” adds the source.
This will be the first child for Cowell. And while he might not be the first guy you think of as having paternal instincts, he told the U.K.’s Sunday People in April 2013, “I’d want kids if I knew I could be faithful.”
“I do like kids,” he clarified. “I’m not sure I would be good for the first six months or so, but once they knew who I am…”
“I still haven’t ruled it out,” he added. “Would I adopt? No, I think I would rather have my own, but I wouldn’t rule it out.”
The dad-to-be also said he “would prefer a girl.” Clearly, though, it’s too early to tell if he’ll get his wish.