Some things are just better kept private and we think Simon Cowell’s former lover deciding to abort his baby is one of those things. Apparently, however, The X Factor host’s ex-girlfriend Sinitta thinks it is someone that everyone should know about.
Simon Cowell is currently expecting his first baby with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, the soon-to-be ex-wife of his former close friend Andrew Silverman. Lauren and her husband filed for divorce in July after it was revealed she was pregnant with Simon’s baby. The former American Idol judge and New York socialite allegedly plan to wed as soon as she’s free and clear from her current husband.
Singer Sinitta, who served as a mentor on The X Factor UK for many years, was shocked when she heard the news that Simon Cowell was expecting, allegedly posting on Twitter in response that “Something has just happened… half miracle, half nightmare! #WakeMeUpIWantToGetOff!!” According to Splash! News, Sinitta reportedly burst into tears when she found out Simon was about to become a father. She dated the music mogul for 20 years on and off before they finally called it quits. (Interestingly enough, Sinitta also once briefly dated Brad Pitt in the 80’s.)
Sinitta later revealed that she too once was expecting a baby with Simon but decided to have an abortion. Although she had previously spoken about the abortion, this is the first time she has revealed The X Factor judge was the father.
According to The Daily Mirror, Sinitta felt “cursed” by the decision to abort the baby but feels the curse has been lifted since she decided to adopt. “I have been blessed with children and now Simon is too,” Sinitta told the tabloid, “plus, God forgives.”
Sinitta is now married to Andy Willner and has two adopted children. She previously attempted to have a child via surrogacy before deciding to adopt but he surrogate mother unfortunately miscarried.