Simon Cowell Has Violated the Bro Code By Impregnating His Best Friend’s Wife
I am one who believes that true love conquers all and when you find it you need to grab it with both arms outstretched and never let it go. UNLESS this true love is in the form of your very married best friend's spouse. That's right – thou shalt never covet nor impregnate thy best friend's wife. That is rule number one of the unspoken bro code, and Simon Cowell has apparently violated that bro commandment big-time.
According to several news outlets, Simon's baby mama in question, the very married-to-his-best-friend Lauren Silverman, was apparently “unhappy in her marriage” when she met Simon Cowell. Not to make light of marital problems, but aren't all of us married folk a little unhappy in our marriages at some point or another? OF COURSE WE ARE. Whether it’s the constant battle of who does the laundry or your spouse traveling too much for work, all marriages have bumps in the road. But this just feels so wrong on so many levels. A source close to the pair says that although Silverman is still married to Cowell's friend Andrew Silverman, they are indeed in the process of divorcing. But the fact of the matter is that THEY ARE STILL MARRIED. This qualifies as an affair…which has resulted in a pregnancy.
And here’s another disturbing point to factor into the equation: Cowell has expressed major doubts in the past about whether or not he even wants kids.
"God, no. I couldn't have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I'd go nuts," he said in 2009. "You've got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking."
But in an interview with AOL Music in March 2012, Cowell seemed more comfortable with the idea.
"I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them," he said. "The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids, and I've always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I've probably missed the opportunity."
Let’s hope, for the sake of this unborn child, that he’s more than just ok with having this baby. It's a huge responsibility and unfortunately, it's the child that will ultimately suffer if Cowell is not a fully committed father.
Cowell is not the first celebrity to break up a marriage. Jerry Seinfeld was guilty of the same action many years ago but at least had the good sense to wait until the ink dried on her divorce papers to get his now wife Jessica pregnant. Also, Jessica's husband was not Jerry's best friend. I asked my husband what he thought of Cowell's actions, to get a man's perspective on this extreme violation of the bro code, and this is what he said.
"Cowell obviously had no respect for the friendship or the friend. As a guy, why didn't he just use protection – this leads me to think he either just threw caution to the wind or he really has no regard for his friendships."
What do you think? Is Cowell's affair the ultimate no-no when it comes to friendship?