Simon Cowell has finally decided to open up about the scandal that has hit his personal life years back. The popular X Factor judge talked during a recent interview about the accusations that he had an affair with his friend’s wife. The actor talked to The Mail on Sunday Event magazine.
Well, during his interview, Simon claimed that he was not proud of what he did, meaning stealing his friend’s wife. “I’m not proud of the circumstances, I can’t hold my head up about it,” he said. The popular star and this woman, Lauren, are still life partners. The two began having an affair back in 2009, when Lauren was still married to developer Andrew Silverman.
The relationship between Simon and Lauren evolved so much that the two actually had a son. In fact, tscandal broke in July 2013, when reports revealed that Lauren was pregnant with Simon’s son.
Simon now revealed that he and Lauren did not plan on having a child, but being a father had definitely changed his life. “This was not something I planned. But I remember going to the first scan with Lauren. I called him Tad because he looked like a tadpole,” Simon said.
“Something just kicked in. I felt unbelievably protective of both of them. I just absolutely wanted him. I just hadn’t known that before,” the star went on to say. Simon also said that his son is extremely important in his life. “I adore my son. We make each other laugh. We play with the dogs. I’ve taught him to share, to say please and thank you. Whatever he has he offers it to me,” he explained.
Although Lauren and Andrew officially got divorced at the end of 2013, she and Simon never wedded. During his interview, Simon also talked about the death of his mom. The star claimed that his mother’s death was extremely difficult for him and although he knew that her health was deteriorating, he refused to accept what was going to happen.
Simon Cowell has an estimated fortune of over $540 million, but he claimed that he is not inclined to leave the money to his son, explaining that the idea of passing it from generation to generation is “quite disgusting.” “No one ever gave me a penny and I believe part of my drive was to do with the fact I had nothing to lose. That gives you a lot of energy,” he said.