Simon Cowell thought Lauren Silverman – with whom he is expecting his first child – should have her own reality TV show.
In October 2011, he told editor-in-Chief of The National Enquirer magazine, Tony Frost: “She’s much more interesting than any of those tacky housewives.
“[She has] a brilliant eye for talent and a good ear, too!
“That girl’s got a terrific future – it’s just finding the right niche for her.”
Simon described her as “the beautiful Lauren,” and her estranged husband Andrew Silverman – whom she has a seven-year-old son with – as “my good friend.”
Andrew filed for divorce last month, naming the ‘X Factor’ boss as co-respondent in papers and citing adultery as the reason for the failure of their marriage.
Simon is reportedly excited to become a father for the first time, but is giving his married lover – who is 11 weeks pregnant – space in order to reach an agreement with Andrew.
He jetted off to Europe this week, where he will spend the month on board his yacht, touring St Tropez.