Simon Cowell is expecting a baby with Lauren Silverman, a New York socialite, according to sources close to the couple.

Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell outside the Landmark Hotel in London.

The X-Factor judge is reportedly expecting a baby with the estranged wife of his friend Andrew Silverman. The woman, Cowell has allegedly, impregnated is New York socialite Lauren Silverman. The Silvermans are currently in the process of divorcing although they are yet to finalise their separation. 

Andrew Silverman is a real estate mogul based in New York, he is a close friend of Cowell's and they were spotted holidaying together last August. Cowell does not seem to have destroyed the Silverman's marriage with his smooth womanizing skills. Quite the contrary, according to sources, the couple's relationship has been on the rocks: "Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while. As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close."

According to sources, speaking to US Weekly, Silverman is 10 weeks pregnant. If this date is accurate the baby should be due around 

This will be the 53-year-old's first child, he has previously portrayed himself as unwilling and unsuitable to be a father. On the subject he said in a 2009 interview ""God, no. I couldn't have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I'd go nuts." His opinion on fatherhood has since changed as in a 2010 interview with AOL, Cowell said "I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them". However, he commented on how time consuming children are and how his schedule would have to change as a result. 

Neither Cowell, either Silverman or their representatives have commented on matter. 

Simon CowellSimon Cowell at the press launch of Britain's Got Talent.

Lauren Silverman
Lauren Silverman at Operation Smile 25th Anniversary Collection Couture Event, held at 7 World Trade Centre, New York.