Sinitta: How I found out that Simon Cowell's lover was expecting baby

Published Wednesday, Sep 18 2013, 13:15 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend Sinitta has said she thinks his pregnant lover Lauren Silverman is "the one" for him.

X Factor mogul Simon stunned us all earlier this year when he confirmed he is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning on Wednesday morning (18 September), his long-time friend Sinitta said: "Yeah, I do [think Lauren is the one]. He does seem very happy. They get along incredibly well together she absolutely adores him… I see him very happy and very relaxed."

Sinitta on This Morning, 18 September 2013

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Sinitta also spoke about the moment she discovered that Simon was to become a father.

"I was actually in bed asleep and he called, which is not unusual because obviously he's in LA and I was in London, so we often speak at odd times.

"I did think I was having a funny dream, I must admit, because he sort of sounded strange. I think he wanted to tell me but hadn't chosen the words, so I kind of guessed which is just woman's instinct isn't it?"

Sinitta outside the ITV studios, 18 September 2013

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Sinitta arriving at the ITV studios on 18 September 2013.

Sinitta admitted that she did feel jealous when learning the news, as Simon had previously said that he did not want any children.

"I think so, obviously we haven't been together for a while now. He has said to me a number of time over the years that
he doesn't want children, so of course I had to get on with my life, I knew I definitely wanted children… then once he met Magdalena and Zac and fell in love with them, he said he thought of them as his children so he did embrace them once I had children."

When rumours of Simon's impending fatherhood began to surface, many outlets noted a cryptic tweet that Sinitta had posted ahead of the news breaking.

She had written: "Something has just happened...half miracle, half nightmare! #WakeMeUpIWantToGetOff."

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman out for dinner at Italian restaurant Scalini in Chelsea, 28 August 2013


Simon and Lauren together in London earlier this year.

Reflecting on the tweet, she said: "First of all I had no idea that the news was going to break so soon afterwards because I was just getting it into my head at the time.

"I was just trying to see if there's anyone else in the world awake who I could just talk to about anything. I regretted it in that, like I said, it could have been weeks or months before the rest of the world knew about it…"

Simon has kept relatively tight-lipped on the pregnancy but has said he is excited about becoming a father and has described Lauren as a "special girl".

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