Simon Cowell 'isn't proud' of how relationship with Lauren Silverman began
Before he became a father to his new son, Eric, Simon Cowell says he was having some dark thoughts about his relationship with Lauren Silverman -- who was then married to one of his best friends. He tells the Mirror (via E!) that he has "regret" about the situation and isn't "proud" of how his relationship started, but adds that his goal now is simply to "own up to" things.
"You can start to live a slightly abnormal life and there is no question of doubt I was heading down that path. Too many late-night phone calls. Too obsessed with things," he says. "But then of course you have a baby and you look at the baby and you kinda go, 'This is what happened from it.'"
Cowell, 54, continues: "It is not something I am proud of or wanted to happen in terms of hurting anyone. It just happened. You have to deal with it and man up to it. You have to accept the responsibility and the criticism. All I can say is, my advice to you is if it happens to you, you just have to deal with it a day at a time and own up to your responsibilities."