Simon CowellSimon Cowell is going to be a daddy and reportedly he's not too thrilled about it. Cowell has just been named as a "co-adulterer" in his baby mama Lauren Silverman's husband's divorce petition. Cowell had been pals with real estate honcho Andrew Silverman and his wife, Lauren, for years, and Silverman and his family are shocked by Simon's "betrayal." But Cowell also seems like he might feel betrayed -- by Lauren. A source told the New York Daily News:

The pregnancy has taken him by surprise. He assumed she was using birth control. Simon thought this was a casual relationship — friends with benefits. The pregnancy was not planned. He is feeling tricked.

Well, you know what they say about "assuming." It makes an ass out of you and me. Apparently Simon never heard that growing up.

Did Lauren have an obligation to reveal her birth control methods or lack thereof to Simon? Does any woman have that obligation?

Or is a man responsible for his own sexual activities? Is the weight on him to ask questions, to require proof, or, heaven forbid, to use his own contraception?

Ideally every man and woman would be forthright and honest about their sexuality -- whether it's using birth control, having an STD, or even sexual orientation -- the reality is that that doesn't always happen. In fact, it's pretty common for it NOT to happen!

So why would a guy like Simon -- who has said he does not want children -- not protect himself from that possibility? You would think a rich and famous guy like that, surely a catch at least for some women, would want to make sure no "accidents" happen and would use condoms. At the very least watch to make sure that Lauren is taking some little pills in the morning. Maybe she never was around in the morning?

Hard to feel sorry for Simon being "tricked." He's an adult and should have more brains. Given his predilection for being judgmental and unsympathetic to everyone else, I can hardly offer him sympathy here.

The source says he feels "let down" by Lauren. Really, if he feels that way, he let down himself.

By all accounts, Simon plans on being involved with the baby's life -- so, who knows, this could turn out to be the best trick of Simon's life.

Do you think women are obligated to tell men if they're on birth control?


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