New reports claim Simon Cowell dumped Lauren Silverman before he knew she was pregnant.
Simon Cowell, 53, is said to have ended his romance with Lauren Silverman, 36, six weeks ago, only to later discover she is expecting his baby.
The music mogul is said to have told a friend: “It’s over with Lauren – it has been since before anyone knew she was pregnant. I want matters resolved but in a sensitive way. I have to respect a lot of people’s feelings. There’s a lot of people’s feelings here.”
Simon Cowell is said to be feeling “confused” about Lauren Silverman’s pregnancy but has vowed to stand by her.
The source added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “Simon feels like he’s been done up like a kipper in all of this.
“He and Lauren split up six weeks ago but the next thing we know he gets a phone call from her saying, <<Guess what?>>. Since then he has been feeling very confused about everything.”
Lauren Silverman’s mother, Carole Saland, meanwhile has slammed claims her daughter deliberately got pregnant to “trap” Simon Cowell.
Carole Saland’s calling for Simon Cowell to do the “right thing” and marry her pregnant daughter.
She told The Sun newspaper: “Lauren is not a gold-digger. She came from a very comfortable family and never lacked for anything.
“Her and Simon are very fond of each other. She tells me great things about him and has always spoken very highly of him…
“I trust Simon to do the right thing by my daughter.”
Lauren Silverman – who is 10 weeks pregnant – has a seven-year-old son, Adam, with her husband Andrew.