simon cowell reportedly about to become a father for the first time. Not everybody is celebrating this news. Not everybody happy for the "american idol" judge, who people seem to love to hate. The... See More
simon cowell reportedly about to become a father for the first time. Not everybody is celebrating this news. Not everybody happy for the "american idol" judge, who people seem to love to hate. The baby's mother is the wife of his good friend. And abc's abbie boudreau has the story. Reporter: This morning, simon cowell, best known as the bad boy of "american idol." Hated it. Reporter: And the outspoken judge on "the x factor." Is finding himself center stage. "Us weekly" reporting the 53-year-old is expecting his first baby with his close friend's wife, lauren silverman, a new york socialite seen here with cowell on a family vacation in august 2011. The magazine reports that silverman is technically married to that man, her husband, andrew silverman. Simon has been friends with her husband for years. And she ended up becoming much closer to simon as her marriage deteriorated. Reporter: "Us weekly" is reporting the 36-year-old is about ten weeks pregnant, despite a younger cowell telling "access hollywood," he never wanted children. We want you to have kids. Why? We want you to be a father someday. No one could work a kraez si schedule like simon with kids. Now, he's scrambling to re-evaluate what this means for his life. Reporter: Now, some wonder if the music hitmaker has slowly been changing his tune. Just last year he told a magazine, I do really, really like kids because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids. And I've always dedicated all my life to work. Underneath that gruff exterior is a real human being with feelings. I think it's going to really make him shockingly more popular in the long run. Reporter: Fox, which airs cowell's "x factor," tells abc news, it has no comment. And cowell did not return calls, either. For "good morning america," abb abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. Cowell could be called to the witness stand to reveal details of the affair.
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