Simon Cowell has opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about mother-to-be, Lauren Silverman. News broke that Lauren fell pregnant with Cowell’s child while she was still married, but Cowell insists that she doesn’t deserve the heat that the media has been putting on her.
Cowell explained, “I can’t blame the media because it’s kind of what I call a juicy story, but there was a lot of stuff said about (Lauren Silverman), that she trapped me, and that she’s a gold digger — absolute nonsense. I mean, she’s a great girl.” The X-Factor head honcho admitted that the fact that Lauren was married when the pregnancy was revealed made things “awkward,” saying, “[I thought] ‘oh my God, this is exciting, and it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks,’ ’cause everyone knows, it was well documented. It was kind of uncomfortable, you know, the situation. But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now, and I’m happy.”
In fact, Cowell is more than happy, as he revealed, “I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been.” You can see the full interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today (check local listings for time and channel), but in the meantime, why not check out this preview:
What a friend Simon Cowell seems to be…the whole situation is interesting. It is not the fact that he impregnated this “great girl,” it is the fact that this is an ex-friend’s former wife…and there are plenty of other women he could have had…Why choose a wife of a friend?