Simon Cowell, 53, just helped throw his young pregnant girlfriend, 36-year-old Lauren Silverman, an upscale baby shower—they’re expecting their first child in February. The party, which was supposed to have an intimate English tea party theme, was held at Cowell’s Beverly Hills mansion. But that’s not the surprising part. What’s really interesting about the party is who made the guest list.
Cowell has been known to keep his ex-girlfriends close well after their relationships end. And Silverman doesn’t seem to mind because two of his recent exes, Mezhgan Hussainy and Terri Seymour, turned up at her baby shower. Cowell has had plenty of past relationships, but these two women were more than just hookups or flings—Cowell and Seymour were dating for six years before they split, and Cowell was actually engaged to Hussainy once upon a time.
Everybody has past relationships, and it’s nice to be able to maintain a friendship with an ex, but we can’t help but wonder if Silverman is at all concerned about Cowell’s wandering eye, considering the way their relationship started—the celebrity couple’s illicit affair was thrust into the spotlight after Silverman revealed she was pregnant with Cowell’s baby while still married to one of his best friends. Her husband filed for divorce as soon as the news of their affair went public.
Nonetheless, Cowell seems to be over the moon with his new relationship and impending fatherhood. He wasn’t invited to the all-girls baby shower, but he turned up near the end to say hello. “They seem to be really in love,” an insider told Us Weekly. “I’ve never seen him like that before.”
What do you think: Would you be OK with your partner maintaining a close friendship with their ex?
Takeda, A. “Simon Cowell Organized Baby Shower for Pregnant Girlfriend Lauren Silverman: All the Details!” Us Weekly web site, December 9, 2013; http://goo.gl/STgXd0.
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