Simon Cowell is about to become a dad for the first time, but Lauren Silverman isn't the first woman that "The X Factor" boss got pregnant. According to a Sept. 21 report by Yahoo! omg! UK!, Cowell's friend Sinitta has confessed that he fathered the baby that she aborted.
The singer recently told The Daily Mirror that she no longer feels "cursed" by her difficult decision. "I know the curse has been lifted because I have been blessed with children and now Simon is too, plus God forgives," she said. According to a 2009 report by the Daily Mail, she suffered four miscarriages and failed attempts at IVF. She and her ex-husband, Andy Willner, even tried to use a surrogate to start a family, but the surrogate also miscarried twice. However, Sinitta was determined to start a family, so she adopted two children.
She used to blame her abortion for her difficulty starting a family. "Maybe this is a divine punishment because I terminated a teenage pregnancy," she said. However, it wasn't completely her decision to have the abortion—it sounds like Simon Cowell tried to talk her into it. "The person I was with thought I was too young, and didn't think I was ready to start a family or that it would be good for me or my career," she said.
Sinitta has known Simon since she was just 14, and they had an on-again, off-again relationship for two decades. They still remain close friends, which is very surprising since Simon convinced Sinitta to do something that she struggled with for so long. It's probably very hard for her to know that Laura Silverman is carrying Simon's baby after all that she went through, especially since it seems like Sinitta would have loved to settle down and start a family with her long-time love. However, Lauren might want to be wary of something that the singer said back in 2009 when she was talking about Simon spending time around her adopted children. "He wouldn't want it like that permanently. That's just the way it is," she said.