Simon Cowell’s life got a whole lot more interesting this week after news broke that not only he’d had an affair with his BEST FRIEND’S WIFE, Lauren Silverman, but that she is also PREGNANT with his child.
To make matters worse, the Scandal — with a capital “S” — came to light during the TCA press tours in Beverly Hills, during which Simon and his X Factor judges were meant to take center stage.
During their junket yesterday, the famous judge’s fellow panel members, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, and Demi Lovato were asked to weigh in on Simon’s private life. Though they did their best to play coy, they did dish out some interesting comments.
According to Kelly, the to-be-dad will be an awesome parent:
"I think that Simon has always been a very classy guy, he's always been a very respected guy, and he's going to be a great father."
Paulina also took a very diplomatic route:
"It is part of life, the gossip. He didn't tell me anything yet, but I will support him if it is true."
Meanwhile, Demi seemed to want to refrain from commenting on the issue, but explained:
"There's no reason for me to talk about his personal life, and I'm here about talk about the show… Simon is very tough but off camera he's like a teddy bear. He has a big heart."
"I've learned so much from him. I think he puts up a front with the rest of the world to be this bad guy but when you get to know him he's a really, really sweet person."
We can’t imagine Simon’s blunder will be going away anytime soon, especially where the ever-growing baby bump is concerned. But we do hope things are resolved quickly.
There’s a baby to keep in mind!
[Image via Richie Red Hayes/WENN.]
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