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Simon Cowell

Marriage Talk

Makes Me LMAO

9/10/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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090913_simon_cowell_launch_v3Simon Cowell might be over the shock of becoming a father, at 53, but his reaction to possibly getting married on top of that is down right hysterical -- as in ... "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

Simon called in to "TMZ Live" to discuss a possible marriage to baby mama Lauren Silverman -- and his feelings about creating his own little Mini-Me.

Simon boasted ... "If it's a boy, then there will be another me on this earth for many, many more years to come."

As for his reaction to the news he'd knocked up Lauren ... "Gulp!"

But you gotta see Simon's response to the marriage question. Classic ... bachelor.

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Simon Cowell

PDA with Preggo Baby Mama

8/28/2013 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0827_simon_cowell_bauerSimon Cowell was being smothered by his pregnant baby mama Lauren Silverman in public during a beach trip in St. Tropez this week ... which means one of two things.

1) Simon has finally come to terms with fatherhood and wants to show everyone how much he cares about Lauren.

2) He's totally passed out

Either way, CONGRATS!

Simon Cowell & Baby Mama

No More Hiding

8/24/2013 12:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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, Lauren Silverman and their unborn spawn are making it official ... stepping out together for the first time IN PUBLIC since news of their relationship broke.

The pic was snapped in the South of France Saturday -- where the two are vacationing together amidst other rich people ... looking carefree and happy.

Probably has something to do with that whole nasty-divorce-settled thing.

Simon Cowell

BRING ON THE KID

'I'm Proud to Be a Dad'

8/20/2013 2:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0820_simon_cowell_lauren_silverman_gettySimon Cowell is finally coming to terms with fatherhood ... saying he feels "good" about the fetus growing inside Lauren Silverman ... and adding, "I'm proud to be a dad."

Cowell made the comments to BBC -- the first time he's really addressed the runaway sperm that knocked up the New York socialite.

"Things are changing in my life for the better," Simon said ... adding, "[Silverman] is a very special girl."

The 53-year-old gazillionaire says he's changed his outlook on parenthood in the past few months and insinuated that he wasn't always so keen on the idea ... explaining, "Now I know I feel good about it."

So far, no word on when the baby is due.

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Baby Mama Lauren Silverman

Settles Divorce

8/14/2013 11:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The path is clear for Simon Cowell, because TMZ has learned his baby mama, Lauren Silverman just settled her divorce with Andrew Silverman.

Sources connected to the case tell TMZ ... the settlement occurred a few hours ago.  We're told Lauren and Andrew have agreed to some form of joint custody over their 7-year-old son.

As for money ... we're told Lauren got just north of $2 million.

And we're also told Lauren will definitely live in New York City so she can be close to her son. 

Sources say Lauren and Simon are still "very much together."

Andrew tells TMZ, “As I’ve said all along, my priority was resolving this quickly for the sake of our son.  Lauren and I both love him very much and I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in our lives."

Lauren Silverman

I Will Never Leave My Son for Simon Cowell

8/12/2013 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lauren Silverman
is pissed because she believes that her estranged hubby's friends are talking crap on her to TMZ, and what they are saying is a pack of lies, this according to close friends of Lauren.

Simon Cowell's baby mama is livid over our story that she has a hard choice to make -- move to Beverly Hills and live with Simon or stay in NY and live with her son. Her friends say she would never move away from New York.

Before Lauren totally flies off the handle she should note that our story says she's in the final stages of signing a lease for a NY apartment and is "setting up shop" in the Big Apple.

If Lauren's friends are telling the truth, it's an interesting twist because that would mean Simon would be living 2475 air miles away from his child.

Short Story: Lauren's got 2 baby daddies on separate coasts, so something's got to give.

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Simon Cowell

Babies Can't Hold Me Down

I'm on a Boat!

8/12/2013 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0812_simon_cowell_blonde_boat_photos_launchNo fetus is gonna slow Simon Cowell's roll -- the "X Factor" judge is still partying his ass off on a yacht in the French Riviera ... with bikini-clad women ... while his pregnant baby mama is waging her divorce war back in New York.

A shirtless Simon and his mystery blonde were photographed just hours ago, soaking up the rays on France's Mediterranean coast ... not a care in the world.

Meanwhile, Simon's baby mama Lauren Silverman is toughing out nasty divorce proceedings with her estranged husband.

Simon looks concerned ... about his new first mate.

Lauren Silverman

Massive Cover-Up

8/11/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0811_Lauren-Silverman_infLauren Silverman has a lot to hide --- if you believe her soon-to-be ex-husband Andrew Silverman – and she was true to form Saturday on the beach in the Hamptons.

Lauren hit the sand wearing very un-beach like attire in the 81-degree heat.

Lauren has a lot to mull over these days … moving to California to live with Simon Cowell where she will lose custody or staying in NY where she has a chance.

Do you get the feeling she likes the attention?

Simon's Baby Mama

Custody or California

... Choose One

8/10/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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's baby mama Lauren Silverman is playing “LET'S MAKE A DEAL” with estranged hubby Andrew Silverman -- and door number 1 is custody … door number 2 is living with Simon in California.

As TMZ previously reported both Lauren and Andrew want custody of their 7-year-old son. Sources connected to couple tell us they are still in active negotiations to settle the divorce, which involves not only custody but finances and division of property.

Our sources say everyone in the negotiation --- including Lauren --- has conceded that she cannot move the kid 2475 air miles away from Andrew ... a judge would never buy that anyway. As a result we've learned Lauren is in the final stages of getting a NY apartment and has even taken steps to set up shop there.

Our sources say it's pretty obvious in the end neither Lauren nor Andrew will have full custody – there will be a division…. something like joint custody.

If, however, Lauren decides to move to California to be with Simon and their unborn baby, we’re told her parental role with the 7 year old will diminish significantly.

One source connected with the couple tells us … Lauren is considering the move in part because the Beverly Hills estate provides more of a shield from public scorn than the crowded streets of New York.

Sources say the negotiations are active and the progress is steady.

Simon Cowell

Scorned Hubby Says, DUH

The Warning Signs were There!

8/8/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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's relationship with Lauren Silverman was going on right under Andrew Silverman's nose, and he at the very least "kinda knew" what was going on ... this according to friends of the couple.

Multiple sources tell TMZ ... Lauren would spend hours on the phone at her home talking to Simon, and Andrew heard the whole thing.  Several of their friends tell us they believe Andrew knew that Simon was banging his wife, and they think the outrage he's expressing now is a giant crock.

Several sources close to Andrew shade the story slightly differently.  They say Andrew is telling them looking back there were plenty of "warning signs" but he just didn't pick up on them.  They also acknowledge Andrew knew that Simon and Lauren were "flirting," but he didn't think that necessarily meant they were banging.

As for settling the divorce ... we're told they're still at an impasse, but continue to talk.

Simon Cowell

Get Me Out of This Divorce!

8/5/2013 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0803-simon-lauren-artSimon Cowell is upset ... very upset he's in the middle of what is becoming a bitter divorce between Andrew Silverman and Simon's soon-to-be baby mama Lauren Silverman, and he's pressuring her to settle ... sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell TMZ.

We're told Simon HATES the bad publicity, which he feels is making him look like an underhanded cad.  Our sources say Simon has painted a clear picture to Lauren -- the money she'll get from Andrew is minimal because of their prenup, so any significant cash will come from Mr. X Factor himself.

We're told Lauren is nervous and doesn't want to upset Simon, so she's feeling the heat.  Her problem -- she and Andrew are at odds over custody of their 7-year-old son, and she feels she may have to give too much in order to end things and appease Simon.

Although both sides have said they want to resolve the divorce amicably for the sake of their kids, we can tell you there's a lot of bad blood on both sides and it's getting really nasty.

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Andrew Silverman

Lauren Knows

I Was In the Dark

8/4/2013 1:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Andrew Silverman is PISSED after reading the TMZ post Saturday, in which close friends of Lauren told us she's upset at allegations she cheated on him ... because she says he knew about her relationship with Simon Cowell from the get go.

A close friend of the couple tells TMZ ...  the notion that Andrew knew about the relationship is ridiculous, adding "She knows this isn't true."  

Another thing that pissed Andrew off ... that sources told us Lauren was upset at stones being cast at her because Andrew partied with girls all over the world (though she never used the word "cheating.").

Andrew's friend tells us Andrew says it sounds like "a desperate attempt to smear him."

And the plot thickens.  Lauren's lawyer fired off an email to us, saying a lot of the comments attributed to his client are inaccurate, though he doesn't specify which. He also says Lauren and Andrew are trying to settle the divorce privately.

As for Andrew ... the friend says "The two of them have been spending time trying to sort it out and keep things as normal as possible for the kid and this doesn't help."

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Simon Cowell

You Be the Judge

8/4/2013 12:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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s in plenty of hot water ... which is what happens when you bang your friends wife and knock her up.  Now Andrew Silverman is fighting Lauren for custody of their kid in a bitter divorce.  So we gotta ask ...

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