Surprise! Simon Cowell Having First Child-With Pal's Wife

Although he has said he didn't want kids, the X Factor judge is expecting a child with his best friend's estranged wife.

Although he has said he didn't want kids, the X Factor judge is expecting a child with his best friend's estranged wife.

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Simon Cowell is preparing for a new gig — fatherhood.

According to a new report, the X Factor judge is expecting a baby (his first) with NYC socialite Lauren Silverman.

But that's not even the juiciest bit! Lauren is still married — to Simon's close friend Andrew Silverman, a wealthy real estate mogul. Ouch!

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Lauren, 36, has been separated from her husband, and she now says she's going to begin a new life with 53-year-old Simon.

Sources say the pair had been very unhappy in their marriage for quite some time.

Despite saying that marriage and kids were not in the cards for him in the past, he seemed to have a change of heart after getting engaged (and then un-engaged) to makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010.

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"Do I want kids? Um, I'm kind of torn, because I'm a bit too old to have kids," he shared. "But then again I think it would be important to have a lot of me's around."

Well, he's about to have one soon!

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