Simon Cowell on baby reports: Private, for now
August 2nd, 2013
03:30 PM ET

Simon Cowell on baby reports: Private, for now

Many of Simon Cowell's industry pals are talking about his reported impending fatherhood, but you won't hear a peep from the man himself.

Multiple reports have suggested that the reality TV exec is expecting his first child with a woman named Lauren Silverman, the wife of a close friend of his. (Subsequent reports suggest that Silverman, a 36-year-old New York socialite, is working through a divorce from Cowell's friend.)

But when press offered Cowell their congratulations on Thursday, as Us Weekly reports, he pretended not to know what they were talking about - at least, not at first.

"Am I missing something?" he quipped to reporters. "I haven't read the newspapers."

But it wasn't long before he relented, saying he needed to keep whatever personal news he does have at the moment to himself.

"Unfortunately, I have to keep this, for the moment, private," Cowell said. "It's just one of those things. But I thank you very much anyway."

Later on, the 53-year-old relayed to People magazine that his silence was out of consideration for others.

"There are a lot of things I will eventually clear up when the time is right," he said, "but I really have to be sensitive because there's a lot of people's feelings involved here.”

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    August 10, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. m and m

    Q: how did a gay guy get a girl pregnant?
    A: A turkey baster

    August 9, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rich

    Wow, how'd they find a photo of Cowell in a white t-shirt?

    August 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich?

      who cares...we need too think of a new child in this world - good luck too simon and his girlfriend.

      August 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Oh Yah

    I would of hit that too. She is freakin' hot.

    August 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. REALLY?

    Really? Oh now hes worried about people's feelings???? He has to be sensetive to a lot of peoples feelings???? He wasnt worried about "People's feelings" when he knocked up his best friends wife!!!!! JERK!

    August 6, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. Okey Dokey

    Why is it that in every photo of Simon Cowell I see, he looks like such a smug, self-centered dbag?

    August 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hot Carl

      Prolly having a kid with himself. Can't imagine he'd f anybody else but himself.

      August 6, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Meh


    August 5, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. ozzi7

    Actually I like the word "trollop". Goes well with the word "troll".

    August 5, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. Such a special occasion deserves a song dedication...

    Havin' my baby
    What a lovely way of sayin'
    How much you love me
    Havin' my baby
    What a lovely way of sayin'
    What you're thinkin' of me
    I can see it, face is glowin'
    I can see in your eyes
    I'm happy you know it

    That you're havin' my baby

    You're the woman I love
    And I love what it's doin' to ya

    Havin' my baby

    You're a woman in love
    And I love what's goin' through ya

    The need inside you
    I see it showin'
    Whoa, the seed inside ya
    Baby, do you feel it growin'
    Are you happy you know it
    That you're

    Havin' my baby

    I'm a woman in love
    And I love what it's doin' to me

    Havin' my baby

    I'm a woman in love
    And I love what's goin' through me

    Didn't have to keep it
    Wouldn't put ya through it
    You could have swept it from you life
    But you wouldn't do it
    No, you wouldn't do it

    And you're havin' my baby

    August 5, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. marilyn

    I am soo happy, this girl will take him to the cleaners and he will learn his lesson, wish it would happen to Clooney too.

    August 5, 2013 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
    • ECR

      At least Clooney is more responsible than Simon to use protection. He hasn't brought a baby into this world that he doesn't want. Good for him for being responsible.

      August 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. barbara

    I read that Andrew Silverman has started divorce proceedings against his wife upon finding out about her pregnancy. This woman is a gold digging sl...t..... You really stepped in it Simon.

    August 4, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Lexi

    People are really stupid to believe that Simon knocked up Lauren and got her pregnant. She got pregnant alright probably by the turkey baster like Hana said. loooolzz

    August 4, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. Hana

    Since Simon is is what really happened: It was all planed out by the three of them, starting by Andrew Silverman let his wife Lauren to inject herself with Simon's sperm using turkey baster. It's all about publicity stunt! Hahahaha...Simon got a girl pregnant...Give me a break!!!!! 🙂

    August 4, 2013 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pam

    If Simon was so concerned about others feelings then why is he involved with a friends wife. They could have waited until the divorce. Of course...maybe there wasn't going to be a divorce until she became pregnant.

    August 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lee

    Oh what a webb we weave eh Simon? How very sad . And this womans hubby was a friend, well its seems its you who cant be trusted, along with your friends wife. You so both deserve eachother. Two ppl who sneak around behind your friends back. What a guy you are Simon. If anything , I sure hope you raise your child in a different light. To be honest, and earn trust. hahaha. Pathitic you are Simon. I honestly feel sorry for this child. To have such parents poor thing , you will fing out money cant buy everything. And your nothing that should be making the money that you do, your not even a good friend. You need to sit back and take a good look at how many people you have hurt in your life. May its to late. But least try my friend. Oh wait you betray your friends. doh LOSER

    August 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      You really seem to be taking this personally. Why does this mean so much to you? Why do you even care?

      August 4, 2013 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. littleorangutan

    Simon has committed the ultimate immoral sin. Didn't anyone tell him that he cannot bang his close friend's wife? Sponsors – Please hurry up and take away his sponsorships. He is a bad representation of anything good.

    August 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • verylargechimpanzee

      wouldn't the "ultimate immoral sin" be if Simon had killed someone? Not sure what book of rules you live by, but even in the Bible, "thou shalt not kill" ranks higher than "thou shalt not pork thy neighbor." Unless, of course, you're someone who espouses Sharia Law, wherein crimes such as murder, adultery and shoplifting all carry a death sentence.

      August 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jane

      who cares

      August 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tarzan

      Me care, Jane. Cheetah my friend. Tarzan no like Jane so much anymore.

      August 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  17. MariJoy

    Wait, wait a minute – Cowell, wants to be "sensitive of others"??

    Too bad, Simon; I hope the press gives you a taste of your own medicine and skewers you good over this.

    August 3, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  18. Allison

    I don't know which is worse: This homewrecking sleaze, or the trollop that fornicated him while married to another. Nobody crazier than people.

    August 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      I know what's worse, Allison: antiquated prudes who use words like fornicated and trollop.

      August 4, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |

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