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Now some might consider this a tad messy, but Simon Cowell would probably say, “So what?”

The former “American Idol” king, and current “X Factor” emperor is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman.

Cool beans right? But here’s the thing: the holder of his seed is the estranged wife of one of Simon’s good friends — this according to several reports out Wednesday.

Word is Silverman, 36, and her husband Andrew Silverman, a real estate mogul, are not quite divorced yet. They grew apart, then she and Cowell grew closer. And now baby makes 3.

But before we go any further, hear this.

“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source tells Us Weekly, which first reported the story.

Cowell told GQ magazine in 2011, when he was engaged to former fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy, that he’d ruled out fatherhood, even though it was something he’d always wanted.

“Truthfully, with the schedule, the crazy hours, I don’t think it would work…,” he told the mag (via Starpulse). “With the way I live my life, I wouldn’t have the patience. I’d sort of want people born at the age of 10.”

But now he’s humming in a different octave. Last year he told AOL Music, “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.”

Needless to say Cowell is over-the-moon happy that he hasn’t missed his fatherhood opportunity after all. Lauren Silverman is said to be at about 10 weeks along.