Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are in the weeds. The world famous judge and the wife of wealthy New York real estate mogul Andrew Silverman have abruptly stepped off the cushy paths they were both on, and now, they’re front and center in a media firestorm thanks to their surprise relationship and scandalous love child.
By all accounts, she’s about three months into her pregnancy, and while her estranged husband is said to be furious about the developments, Cowell is apparently elated. According to TMZ, he’s telling his friends this child will want for nothing and that he’s legitimately happy dating Lauren. Some of his friends are reportedly even speculating this is the happiest they’ve ever seen the curmudgeon, which sounds like we could actually get a happily ever after here.
The next few months are going to be a mess of bitter headlines and custody fights. The period will likely be among the most stressful these two have ever faced alone, let alone together. They’ll have to spend a significant number of days in court and around attorneys. They’ll be subjected to pretty vicious treatment from the media, and at various points, they’ll likely wonder whether they took the right course. If they are able to make it through, however, their relationship should be even stronger. If they can get through months of rumors, innuendos and arguments, everything beyond that will seem like a cake walk (at least until the kids get old enough to get into real mischief).
I want to see Simon commit. I want to see him grow into being the loving father and loving husband he’s capable of being. He’s shown plenty of sincere and really endearing sides of himself on television to worthy contestants, and with his own family, it certainly seems like he could be that guy over the long haul. Unfortunately, Simon isn’t exactly known for his long-term commitment skills. He’s dated more than his share of women. He’s even been engaged before, but each and every time, he’s soured on the relationship and decided to move on. Yes, a kid has never been involved, but it’s still not a guarantee he won’t still sour on Lauren at some point.
On the one hand, I really want to believe Simon can do it. Part of me thinks he actually will be a good husband/ boyfriend, but on the other hand, I can’t help shaking the feeling this relationship won’t last. What do you think? Will Simon and Lauren actually make it work? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…
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