Although it’s an uncomfortable subject for Simon Cowell to talk about, the X Factor executive producer/judge is being candid about getting the married woman pregnant.
Simon tells Ellen DeGeneres that when he found out Lauren Silverman — who was married to his buddy Andrew Silverman at the time — was pregnant, he thought, “Oh my God — this is exciting and it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks.”
Simon made no apologies for the scandal, but told Ellen, “These things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy. I’m actually happier then I’ve ever been.”
Of course the media mogul didn’t blame the press — “It was kind of what I call a juicy story,” he said.
But Simon is upset about the badmouthing of his baby mama. “There was a lot of stuff that was said about her — that she trapped me and that she’s a gold digger. Absolute nonsense. She’s a great girl but like I said it was awkward because of the circumstances,” he said.