07:36 PM EDT 12/05/2013
Originally posted 08/24/2013 05:00PM
That's one happy father-to-be!
After admitting that things in his life were changing for the better, a beaming Simon Cowell held hands with Lauren Silverman, who is expecting his child, while walking along a French beach on Saturday.
It was the first time the couple have been seen together since news of her pregnancy broke. The X Factor judge is set to become a first-time dad with Silverman, who came to a quick divorce settlement with her husband, Cowell's pal Andrew Silverman, just two weeks after the pregnancy bombshell.
"I'm proud to be a dad ... It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it," Cowell, 53, said in a recent interview.
Originally posted 08/22/2013 10:05AM
After not seeing each other for several weeks, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman reunited Wednesday for a vacation in the South of France, and are said to be thinking about a future together with their baby.
"He is very pleased that her divorce is finalized, and he is excited about spending time with Lauren," a source tells PEOPLE. "He wants to make sure that she and the baby are doing okay. He is getting more and more excited about the baby."
Another source adds: "They are definitely an item. They are making plans together for the future for themselves and the baby."
Originally posted 08/14/2013 03:30PM
It appears Simon Cowell could be reunited with Lauren Silverman sooner than he may have originally anticipated.
Just two days after a source told PEOPLE that The X Factor judge, 53, "won't see Lauren in person until things calm down" with her and estranged husband Andrew Silverman, PEOPLE confirms that the exes reached an "amicable" divorce settlement in New York on Wednesday.
"As I've said all along, my priority was resolving this quickly for the sake of our son," Silverman tells PEOPLE in a statement. "Lauren and I both love him very much and I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter in our lives. Hopefully people will respect our family's privacy."
Originally posted 08/03/2013 04:00PM
Surprise! That prickly, cruel and oft-wise entertainment mogul Simon Cowell is going to be a dad. And more shocking still, the new mother is the wife of one of his good friends, a touchy detail that elicited surprise this week.
But enough about just him, here are the five stories that sparked strongest reactions from readers this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and even saying 'Wow'!
Originally posted 08/02/2013 07:00PM
With the public still reeling from news that he was expecting a child with his friend's wife, Simon Cowell went back to work on Thursday to promote X Factor.
Question: who was at his side while he faced the press?
Answer: His ex-fiance Mezghan Hussainy.
Hussainy, who is also Cowell's makeup artist, was on hand at the Television Critics Association panel in Beverly Hills while he addressed television reports alongside his fellow judges. She was also spotted arriving at his Los Angeles home earlier in the day.
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."
Originally posted 08/01/2013 04:15PM
It doesn't look like Lauren Silverman's impending divorce is getting her down.
Despite her estranged husband Andrew Silverman listing "adultery" as reason for their split, Lauren, 36 – who got pregnant with Simon Cowell's child while she was still married – stepped out all smiles on Thursday in the Hamptons.
There's a reason for the New Yorker's jolly appearance. A source told PEOPLE that she "is ecstatic to be with Simon" and was unhappy in her previous relationship.
Originally posted 07/31/2013 08:45PM
Simon Cowell has yet to speak out about becoming a father but Lauren Silverman, the woman who is pregnant with his first child, is apparently happy about her relationship with The X Factor judge.
"She is ecstatic to be with Simon," a source tells PEOPLE, adding that Silverman, 36, and Cowell, 53, have been seeing each other for more than a few months.
Although Silverman is still married to a Cowell's friend Andrew Silverman, the source says she and Andrew are in the process of divorcing.
But her affair with Cowell may not have been the only factor in their split.
Originally posted 07/31/2013 11:15AM
It's true. Simon Cowell is finally going to be a dad!
The X Factor judge, 53, is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, 36, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE. The news has been hot gossip among friends recently because Silverman is married to Cowell's close friend, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman.
The Silvermans have filed for divorce, a source tells PEOPLE.
When reached by PEOPLE, an assistant to Cowell's U.K. rep says, "This is a very sensitive issue and all media enquiries are being dealt with by his U.S. attorney." No other calls to reps were returned.
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