Simon Cowell slams rumours Lauren Silverman is a gold-digger as “absolute nonsense”

Simon Cowell has slammed reports that Lauren Silverman's pregnancy is a way for the socialite to "trap" him...


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Simon Cowell is, as we all know, not exactly the kind of man to settle down. With a positive harem of friendly ex-girlfriends, TV commitments across the world and millions of pounds in the bank, we figured he was going to become the new George Clooney.

As in an eternal bachelor, not a Hollywood heartthrob.

Which is why we were VERY surprised to hear that he's expecting a bay with divorced socialite Lauren Silverman. Plenty of media outlets have speculated as to whether the dark-haired beauty got pregnant on purpose, so that she could ensnare Simon forever (and secure a slice of his fortune) but, in a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the* X Factor* mogul has reassured fans this is NOT the case.

"It was kind of uncomfortable, you know, the situation. But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I'm happy. I'm actually happier than I've ever been."

Simon Cowell has been surprisingly open about his relationship with Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell has been surprisingly open about his relationship with Lauren Silverman

"I obviously can't blame the media - it was kind of what I call a juicy story. But there was a lot of stuff that was said about her: that she trapped me and that she's a gold-digger. It's absolute nonsense. She's a great girl but, like I said, it was awkward because of the circumstances."

She's a great girl, huh? Simon dishes out the most creative insults ever but, when it comes to paying a compliment, he's a little dull.

Sources close to Simon also have revealed that his and Lauren's baby will be born in the UK this February, while the daddy-to-be films the audition stages of Britain's Got Talent.

A source close to Simon said: “He is thrilled that the baby will be born in England. He and Lauren have taken a decision based on what is best for the baby and they’ve chosen the UK."

“Because Simon has to be in the UK for BGT at that time, it is the only option. He wants to be at Lauren’s side when she gives birth and wants to be with his son after he’s born."

With his son? That's... well, that's a very confident and well-places source, we suppose. Especially as Simon has been so very careful about not confirming the gender of his unborn baby.

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