Simon Cowell is about to become a father for the first time at age 52 but what should be a happy occasion is quickly turning into one of the biggest scandals of the year.
The superstar producer of the X-Factor, Pop Idol, and American Idol has become embroiled in a love triangle involving his friend Andrew Silverman and his wife New York socialite Lauren Silverman.
Cowell is said to have had an affair with Lauren while she and her husband were going through a rough patch in their marriage. The 36 year old Silverman is now pregnant. Her husband has filed for divorce and has cited Cowell in his divorce petition.
He claims that he and his wife had not yet split when she started the affair with Cowell. Lauren was photographed walking in New York recently with a slight baby bump. Meanwhile, Cowell’s ex-girlfriend 80’s singer Sinitta is said to have burst into tears when the news broke. Sinitta is reported to have said “It should have been me.”
Simon Cowell has gained notoriety on both sides of the pond in the last decade. After popularising Britain’s Got Talent, Pop Idol, and X-Factor Cowell moved to the United States where the developed the US version of American Idol as well as the X-Factor.
He also helped develop such talents as Il Divo. Cowell is known for his love of dark-skinned or mixed race women.