Simon Cowell says he regrets having an affair with Lauren Silverman which resulted in pregnancy and the break up of his friend’s marriage.
As ENTmania! previously reported, the X Factor boss caused a huge scandal in July last year when news broke that he had impregnated Lauren while she was still married to his close friend Andrew SIlverman. This resulted in a nearly nasty divorce based on adultery – with Cowell named as a co-respondent – but the case was amicably settled for the sake of the Silvermans’ young son.
Now for the first time, Cowell is opening up about his regrets.
‘I regret that [adultery] part,’ he tells Mirror. ‘But then of course you have a baby and you look at the baby and you kinda go ‘this is what happened from it.’
‘In this situation you are not going to come out of this well because of the circumstances,’ he continues. ‘It is not something I am proud of or wanted to happen in terms of hurting anyone. It just happened.’
‘You have to deal with it and man up to it. You have to accept the responsibility and the criticism,’ he adds.
Cowell also put out a word of advice for those who may happen to be in his situation someday, saying, ‘All I can say is, my advice to you is if it happens to you, you just have to deal with it a day at a time and own up to your responsibilities.’