Sinitta, one of Simon Cowell’s former flames, allegedly burst into tears after learning the shock news that he would become a father.
Now divorced, with two adopted children of her own, a tearful Sinitta, 49, is said to have told Simon Cowell “it should have been me” after hearing he is expecting a child with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman, 36.
Sinitta, who Simon Cowell has remained particularly close to after they dated on and off over a period of 20 years – is a constant fixture on his Caribbean jaunts.
Simon Cowell, 53, is surrounded by a harem of beautiful women, however, telling his gaggle of ex loves was a hard task, the source claims.
While another former lover Terri Seymour is on vacation, he remains close to Jackie St Clair who was said to be “shocked” but has given the baby her blessing.
Simon Cowell’s former fiancée Mezghan Husseiny, who is still travelling with him and doing his make up on the X Factor USA is also said to be “stunned”.
He gave her one of his houses in the Hollywood Hills following their split last year, but onlookers actually wondered if they were back together as they appeared close at X Factor auditions over the past few months.
Sinitta’s reaction comes after she appeared to suggest the situation was “half miracle, half nightmare”, a cryptic tweet she posted two days before news of Simon Cowell’s love child emerged.
Although Sinitta didn’t directly reference Lauren Silverman’s pregnancy in her tweet, the timely posting seemed to allude to Simon Cowell’s parenthood.
Writing on July 29, Sinitta said: “Something has just happened ..half miracle, half nightmare! #WakeMeUpIWantToGetOff!!”
And the rest of Simon Cowell’s harem of close female friends, including former flames Mezhgan Hussainy, Terri Seymour and Jackie St Clair, seem equally unimpressed, according to reports.