It is as yet unclear whether or not Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman will attempt to make their relationship work for the sake of their unborn child.
While some sources say Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are a couple, others say he is preparing for a legal battle over his $350 million fortune – a huge chunk of which could go on child maintenance.
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are believed to have met while on vacation in Barbados some years ago through her real estate husband Andrew.
Biographer Tom Bower witnessed the beginnings of Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s close friendship a year-and-a-half ago, when he spent time on a yacht called the Slipstream, which the mogul had chartered for $3 million a month.
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are believed to have met while on vacation in Barbados some years ago
In his biography, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, Tom Bower noted that there were a number of high-octane glamour women who were competing for Cowell’s attention, but that Lauren Silverman was “his closest confidante”.
Tom Bower described him as “occasionally, an insecure, lonely man whose greatest comfort was lying on a couch between Lauren Silverman and [his TV producer] Kelly Bergantz, watching a film and grazing on simple food suitable for kids in a nursery”.
He also details in the book Lauren Silverman’s shock when Simon Cowell initially told her about his engagement to Mezhgan Hussainy in February 2010.
According to Tom Bower, Lauren Silverman, who he calls Simon Cowell’s “best friend in New York” was “completely flabbergasted” by the news, telling her husband Andrew as she finished her phone call with the mogul: “The whole thing is wrong.”
Andrew Silverman now believes Lauren started getting close to Simon Cowell during one of the many vacations they all shared together.
Lauren Silverman and her husband, who have a seven-year-old son called Adam, are now officially separated.
It is not known whether Andrew Silverman filed the legal papers after learning of his wife’s pregnancy with Simon Cowell, although their break-up does leave his estranged wife free to start a new life with Cowell.
Andrew Silverman is being represented by Manhattan family lawyers Cohen Goldstein and filed his affidavit on July 24.
Simon Cowell’s unauthorized biography brings to the light more bizarre facts about the music mogul – this time on his efforts to try and stay young.
Simon Cowell, 52, is said to demand six-monthly Botox injections, regular colonic irrigation, intravenous vitamin injections and will only use black toilet paper.
The X Factor mogul eats fresh fruit sent to him by air freight and drinks two smoothies a day made from exotic plants, reported The Sun.
Simon Cowell also has massages, chest waxes, wears tooth caps and dies his hair dark.
The revelations have been made in his unauthorized biography, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, by Tom Bower, which is to be published on Friday.
Simon Cowell is reported to have told friends of the Botox: “It simply works. You do it twice a year. Who cares? And it balances my smoking and drinking.”
The wrinkle-smoothing jabs are administered by French doctor Jean-Louis Sebagh in London.
Simon Cowell is said to demand six-monthly Botox injections, regular colonic irrigation, intravenous vitamin injections and will only use black toilet paper
When he is at his home in the U.S., Simon Cowell apparently is hooked up to an intravenous drip in his bedroom for half an hour every Saturday afternoon.
The Sun said it pumps B vitamins and pure vitamin C into his bloodstream.
But Simon Cowell will also take “a saucer full of tablets” each day and doesn’t travel without two suitcases full of eye drops, face creams, bath salts and lotions.
But it’s not just his appearance he takes pride in – Simon Cowell splashes money on the finer things in life.
He apparently insists on black toilet paper in the bathroom of his U.S. homes.
Simon Cowell reportedly spends $5,000 a week on fresh flowers and recently spent $12.5 million renovating his $30 million Beverly Hills mansion on North Palm Drive.
Simon Cowell also owns an $11 million home in Trousdale Place which is being rebuilt in Balinese style to be used as an office.
A new revelation from the unauthorized biography of Simon Cowell, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell, has showed that the life of the music mogul can be more than a little perilous.
Author Tom Bower claims in the book that Simon Cowell found himself the victim of theft after having a drunken one-night stand with a woman back in October 2011.
Simon Cowell is said to have met the girl in Hollywood nightclub Drai’s and taken her back to his hotel, according to The Sun.
He awoke to find his wallet and laptop missing. Simon Cowell called the police to track down the device, which contained secret information about his TV shows.
The woman allegedly agreed to return the computer, but kept money from the supremo’s wallet.
The claims surrounding the theft are just a few of the revelations stemming from Tom Bower’s new book, due to hit shelves on Friday.
A separate story in the Daily Star newspaper today alleges that Simon Cowell was secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass.
But their three-year relationship ended when the buxom blonde said she wanted to start a family with Simon Cowell, but he was too busy.
Simon Cowell’s unauthorized biography claims that he was secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne after she split from Fred Fairbrass
Simon Cowell apparently popped the question to the now-43-year-old in a lift during a business trip to New York, reported the Daily Star.
A source told the newspaper: “Simon was heartbroken. They tried to make it work but it all went wrong.”
Simon Cowell and Louise Payne met at a function in London in 1995, after the end of Louise’s marriage to guitarist Fred, now 55.
They allegedly first exchanged numbers at the party which Simon Cowell was attended with his brother Nicholas.
But during their first date, Simon Cowell had the flu and thought he had blown his chances. A year later they bumped into each other and began a romance.
The source added: “The relationship had its ups and downs. They split twice but he was so in love with her he kept trying to make it work.
“After the third attempt, they split for good. It was just before he started on Pop Idol. Louise wanted kids and he knew he wasn’t ready.
“He never stopped loving her, though. He was heartbroken.”
The revelation comes as Tom Bower reveals a string of claims about Simon Cowell’s previous escapades, including a short fling with fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue.
Simon Cowell’s string of girlfriends also include former Page Three girl Jackie St. Clair, 48, model and lap-dancer Georgina Law, 31, model Jasmine Lennard, 26, 1980s pop star Sinitta, 48, and TV presenter Terri Seymour, 38.
He has never been married but in 2010 he proposed to make-up artist Mezghan Hussainy, 38.
But their relationship ended in September last year.