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Simon Cowell Won't See Lauren Silverman 'Until Things Calm Down': Source

Simon Cowell Won't See Lauren Silverman 'Until Things Calm Down': Source

Originally posted 08/12/2013 03:45PM

Simon Cowell is taking a break from his baby drama.

The X Factor judge, 53, who is expecting a child with still-married Lauren Silverman, 36, is "happy to be on vacation," a source tells PEOPLE. "It's obvious that the drama between Lauren and [ husband] Andrew that involved Simon, makes him a bit upset."

Cowell was spotted boarding a yacht in the South of France. He "has been in contact with Lauren since her divorce turned messy but "won't see Lauren in person until things calm down," the source says.

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Simon Cowell Cites 'People's Feelings' for Deflecting Baby Questions

UpdatePosted 08/02/2013 08:50AM

Simon Cowell Cites 'People's Feelings' for Deflecting Baby Questions

Originally posted 08/01/2013 08:50PM

Simon Cowell faced a ballroom full of television reporters and finally confronted the news about getting his friend's wife pregnant.

The X Factor judge first tried deflecting the issue with a quip. "I haven't read the newspapers," he said Thursday at the Television Critics Association meeting in Beverly Hills.

Then he offered a no comment: "Unfortunately at this moment I have to keep it private."

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Andrew and Lauren Silverman Break Silence About Simon Cowell Baby

UpdatePosted 08/02/2013 07:55AM

Andrew and Lauren Silverman Break Silence About Simon Cowell Baby

Originally posted 08/01/2013 08:10PM

Andrew Silverman and wife Lauren are speaking out for the first time since the news broke that Lauren is pregnant with Simon Cowell's baby.

“My top priority is protecting my 7-year-old son while working to resolve all outstanding issues with my wife," Andrew Silverman says in a statement released Thursday. "Hopefully people can respect the interest of our child during this process."

In a separate statement, Lauren said: "I am committed to sorting things out with Andrew as amicably as possible to ensure the well-being of our son. I would hope for some space and privacy in order to work through this."

Kelly Rowland of The X Factor: Simon Cowell Will be a 'Great Father'

Originally posted 08/01/2013 07:30PM

The judges from The X Factor came to Beverly Hills on Thursday to drum up a little publicity for the new season. Little did they know they would be entering a publicity storm.

Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio soldiered on, answering questions at the Television Critics Association meeting about reports Simon Cowell had gotten a friend's wife pregnant.

"I think that Simon has always been a very classy guy, he's always been a very respected guy, and he's going to be a great father," Rowland, one of two new judges, tells PEOPLE.

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Why Huma Abedin Didn't Leave Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner Scandal: Why Wife Huma Abedin Didn't Leave Him

Originally posted 07/31/2013 07:45AM

How could she?

While people are speculating about what Huma Abedin was thinking when she decided to stand by her man in his latest humiliating sexting scandal, close friends and family members tell PEOPLE the answer is simple: her toddling, talking 19-month-old son, Jordan.

Confidants of Anthony Weiner's wife tell PEOPLE in this week's issue that Abedin was on the verge of leaving Weiner last fall, after he confessed in September he was sexting again.

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Julianna Margulies: Does She Consider Huma Abedin a Good Wife?

Julianna Margulies: Does She Consider Huma Abedin a Good Wife?

Originally posted 07/30/2013 07:30PM

If anyone's been following the sex scandals of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, it's Julianna Margulies.

The Emmy-winning actress's CBS show The Good Wife "ripped its title from the headlines when Silda Spitzer was standing right behind her husband" during the prostitution scandal, Margulies told PEOPLE on Tuesday.

With her character "loosely based" on Silda and other political wives who have stood by their husbands, Margulies says, "The headlines are now imitating us because both of these politicians – Spitzer and Weiner – have gotten back into the game of politics. And now newspapers are saying, 'Huma, take some advice from Alicia Florrick. Go back to work, don't read the papers.' "

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Anthony Weiner's Wife Considered Leaving Him, Source Says

Anthony Weiner's Wife Considered Leaving Him, Source Says

Originally posted 07/26/2013 10:40PM

Publicly, Huma Abedin said she loves and forgives her husband, Anthony Weiner, despite a second round of sexting revelations.

But a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE she thought of leaving him last fall when Abedin, 36, learned that Weiner, 48, was once again sending sexually explicit messages and photos of himself to other women.

"He came clean to her," says the source, who is a family member.

When he did, Abedin was distraught. "She was seriously considering what to do, thinking: 'Maybe, I can't do this.' There was a possibility of leaving on the table," the source says.

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How Anthony Weiner's PEOPLE Interview Last Summer Stacks Up Now

Anthony Weiner: How Last Summer's Interview with PEOPLE Stacks Up Now

Originally posted 07/24/2013 07:00PM

When they invited PEOPLE into their Manhattan home last summer – their first interview since he resigned from Congress amid scandal – Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin (joined by baby son Jordan) were the picture of a family tested, but healed and happy again, with Anthony's sexting habit kicked.

Now, he tells a very different version of What I Did Last Summer, calling it "a rough time in our marriage." (Asked Wednesday at a campaign event whether he'd been dishonest, Weiner said, "Look, I was going through some things personally – family-wise – and trying to be honest about it, about where we were at the time. But this thing, you know, was still there.")

Here, PEOPLE offers previously unpublished and expansive excerpts from that 2012 interview to shed new light on what Weiner and Abedin are saying now.

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Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal: Huma Abedin Stands By Her Man

Huma Abedin Insists Husband Anthony Weiner Deserves (Yet) Another Chance

Originally posted 07/24/2013 09:45AM

As new revelations about her husband's indiscretions emerge, Huma Abedin, wife of New York City mayoral candidate and former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, says she believes his heart has truly changed as he tries to re-enter political life after a sexting scandal two years ago.

"When people tell me they're surprised to see me out on the campaign trail, I understand because, trust me, no one is more surprised than I am," Abedin, 37, writes in September's Harper's Bazaar (on newsstands Aug. 20).

"So why am I doing this? Because Anthony has always been a smart, caring and dedicated person, and while he's the same public servant who wants what's best for the people he represents, he is now something else – a better man."

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Anthony Weiner's Wife 'Loves and Forgives Him' Amid Another Sex Scandal

Anthony Weiner Caught in Another Sex Scandal

Originally posted 07/23/2013 06:30PM

Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal Tuesday like the one that destroyed his congressional career.

This time he stood side-to-side with his wife Huma Abedin to say that he will remain in the race for mayor of New York City.

"I love him. I have forgiven him. And as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward," said Abedin, a longtime adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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