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Simon Cowell Expecting Baby with Friend's Wife

Simon Cowell, the British talent maven who currently judges on the TV show "The X Factor," is going to be a father.  His partner, Lauren Silverman, is still married to Cowell's friend, Andrew Silverman, though reportedly the couple is in the process of divorcing. has more:

The X Factor judge, 53, is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, 36, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE. The news has been hot gossip among friends recently because Silverman is married to Cowell's close friend, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman.

The Silvermans have filed for divorce, a source tells PEOPLE.

When reached by PEOPLE, an assistant to Cowell's U.K. rep says, "This is a very sensitive issue and all media enquiries are being dealt with by his U.S. attorney." No other calls to reps were returned.

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