- Lauren Silverman landed in France to be reunited with Cowell for first time since she agreed divorce
- The socialite was wearing the eternity bracelet Cowell bought for her
- Cowell described pregnant lover Lauren as a ‘very special girl’
- X Factor mogul says he’s ‘proud’ to become a dad, adding ‘things are changing in my life… for the better’
Simon Cowell’s pregnant lover Lauren Silverman arrived in France on Wednesday. The 36-year-old showed signs of her growing baby bump in a tight black vest as she landed smiling broadly while a gentleman pushed a number of suitcases for her – suggesting it won’t be a flying visit.
She was also rather pointedly wearing the $16,000 5 carat diamond eternity bracelet the X Factor mogul bought for her. Her arrival comes after the music mogul opened up about her for the first time at the One Direction premiere on Tuesday evening, describing her as ‘a very special girl’. The New York socialite, who is believed to be around 12 weeks pregnant, appeared relaxed as she touched down ready for what is no doubt set to be a very emotional reunion for the pair – after not seeing each other for weeks.
Dressed in a pair of tight white jeans and a black tank top the early stages of her pregnancy could be seen –perhaps a deliberate move from Lauren who knew the whole world would be watching. Opting for comfort she wore a pair of white sandals while she carried a large white back and a straw hat to protect her from the sun.
Her dark hair looked as glossy as ever falling around her shoulders and she kept her eyes covered with a pair of sunglasses. According to reports Simon is also set to return to France from London on Wednesday, with reports that his ex Sinitta – who attended the One Direction premiere with him on Tuesday – would be flying with him.
The MailOnline exclusively revealed on Tuesday that Lauren would be arriving in Europe on Wednesday. A source who is close friends with Lauren and part of her social circle on the Upper East Side of Manhattan said: ‘Lauren is so excited. It will be the first time she has actually seen Simon in weeks, she really loves him and they can’t wait to be together.’
The couple have been in constant contact, however, and speaking on Tuesday at the One Direction movie premiere in London tonight, Cowell, 53, broke his silence as he told Magic FM’s Jo Parkerson that he’s ‘ready, excited and very happy’ about the baby, calling Lauren ‘a lovely girl’. He then told the BBC that he was ‘proud’, adding: ‘Things are changing in my life right now, for the better.
‘I’m proud to be a dad…It’s something I hadn’t thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it.’ The X Factor boss added: ‘She (Lauren)’s a very special girl.’ It will actually be the first time that Lauren, whose divorce from property millionaire Andrew Silverman was agreed last week, has seen Cowell since news of her pregnancy broke earlier this month.
She could even meet Cowell’s mother, Julie, 87, during her flying visit. Lauren has spent the past few weeks holed up at her $4million rental home in the Hamptons alongside her seven-year-old son Adam and her soon-to-be ex-husband as they agreed a deal that includes joint custody.
However, the socialite has been supported by close friends including New York fashion designer Rachel Roy, who has given her romance with Cowell her blessing – and in fact, took the now infamous picture of the couple canoodling on board the Slipstream yacht while on vacation in St Barths in January, which Lauren captioned ‘me and my little Simey monster.’
Stunning Rachel, 39, who has a young daughter with her ex-husband Damon Dash, has been a constant presence on board Cowell’s yacht – and also joined her friend Lauren and the music millionaire on vacation in Sardinia last summer. Good pal, Manhattan nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot has also been by Lauren’s side and a source said: ‘Lauren’s friends have been supporting her throughout everything – and I don’t think it’s too hard for them to stick by Lauren when they get to enjoy all the perks that come with hanging around Simon Cowell.’
Meanwhile, It was the question on everyone’s lips on Tuesday night – whether Cowell would be bold enough to show his face at the One Direction movie premiere. And being the bolshy music mogul that he is, Cowell of course did turn up to the This Is Us screening in London’s Leicester Square.
He took a break from his current luxury yacht break in the Mediterranean to support his former X Factor stars as they launch their film. In fact, he didn’t only show up to the red carpet event, but he also made light of the fact he is to become a father for the first time. As he arrived at the premiere he joked about his pride at how far Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan had come.
He said: ‘This is like a dream come true… I feel like a father.’ To which the host jested back: ‘We won’t go there!’ And if that wasn’t enough, his ex fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy and former flame and best friend Sinitta joined him at the premiere. Cowell followed closely behind the boys as they were greeted by scores of screams from fans who had camped out in the area for a prime red carpet spot ahead of the screening.