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Simon Cowell Soon to be a Dad at 53?

simon-cowellIt’s been a few years since X-Factor judge Simon Cowell said he needed “to have little Simons around,” but at 53, that wish may have finally come true.

US Weekly reports from several sources that Cowell and Lauren Silverman, a New York socialite, are expecting a baby. There’s a slight complication: Silverman, reported to be about ten weeks pregnant, is the wife of Cowell’s close friend, Andrew Silverman, a New York real estate executive.

The source told US Weekly:

“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while. As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”

Has Simon softened since his notoriously critical days on American Idol? Well-known in the press for enjoying a good party, and creating and appearing as a judge on a string of demanding shows including Idol, America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, and X-Factor, he may now be ready to settle down.

He recently tweeted that business may not be what life is all about: 

Cowell’s reps have had no comment yet about whether congratulations are officially in order, but if today’s reports are true, he’ll likely be auditioning lullabies in a few short months.

Image credit: Pacific Coast News

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