Simon Cowell has made a career out of molding young minds — and dealing with crying kids — so he’s well-suited to his next gig.
Us Weekly reports that the man behind The X Factor and America’s Got Talent is expecting a baby with New York City socialite Lauren Silverman.
“She’s around 10 weeks along,” an insider gossiped to the outlet.
There is a catch to all this, however. Silverman, 36, is still technically married to real estate mogul — and close friend of Cowell — Andrew Silverman. Us explains that Lauren is divorcing Andrew to be with her 53-year-old baby daddy.
“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for awhile,” the source revealed. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
Cowell has notoriously been averse to children because they’d inject routine into his impromptu lifestyle, but softened his stance in 2012.
“I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them,” he admitted to AOL Music at the time. “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 … I’ve probably missed the opportunity.”
He’s got the opportunity now.
The X Factor returns Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two/Fox.
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