Simon Cowell is good at keeping a lot of things undercover but today it looks like he's failed significantly as Us Weekly are reporting that the X Factor head honcho is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman. What's the issue? Well she's still married. To his mate.
Silverman is apparently '10 weeks along' with Cowell's child despite being married to Simon's close friend Andrew Silverman, a real estate kingpin in New York, who is planning to leave to be with Cowell and their child.
'Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time,' says Us's source. 'And their divorce has been in the works for a while. As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.' While Cowell is yet to comment on the news, he's previously flip flopped on the idea of fatherhood, saying at one point that 'I couldn't have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I'd go nuts. With kids, you've got a routine you can't escape from. You've got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.'
More recently however he said 'I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids. I've always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I've probably missed the opportunity.'
Well you know what they say about opportunity knocking Simon.