Simon Cowell has reportedly headed to St Tropez for a month long break onboard a luxury yacht with friends as he considers his next move in the biggest scandal to ever hit the X Factor surpremo after he was accused of an affair with the wife of a close friend, Lauren Silverman, who is now allegedly pregnant with his baby.
Cowell, who has famously never married despite engagements and a string of beautiful ex girlfriends, left Los Angeles on Saturday night the MailOnline reports, taking a private jet bound for the South of France where he's allegedly planning to meet up with a group of friends as he mulls over the situation.
Allegations that Lauren, 36, is 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell's baby emerged last week. Simon refused to comment on them during an X Factor press conference last week saying: "Unfortunately, I have to keep this, for the moment, private. It's just one of those things. Thank you very much anyway."
Former flames Sinitta and ex-fiancee Mezghan Hussainy are believed to be planning to join him, sources claim, with both women said to be rallying around the 53 year-old. Hussainy, who is still Cowell's make up artist despite their break up was spotted visiting his LA home last week in the wake of the scandal.
It was during one of Cowell's infamous yachting holidays with good friend Andrew Silverman and his wife Lauren that Simon was allegedly caught kissing in August 2012 while the couple were still married.
Insiders claim the talent judge is keen to stay out of the spotlight while Lauren and Andrew resolve their differences.
Lauren and Simon pictured together in London, March 2013 (WENN)
“He doesn’t want to create any more difficulties than there are already. None of this is easy, but it wouldn’t be helped by Simon getting involved," one source told the Sunday People.
It's unlikely Lauren will be joining Simon on the cruise as she's reportedly in the Hamptons with her husband and son Adam, 7, as they make decisions about their future.
"At the moment, Lauren and Andrew need to thrash out their divorce," a source close to the couple told the MailOnline. "Lauren can't just go running off to be with Simon, as much as she wants to be with him."
"All sides want the divorce to go through as quickly as can be," they added.
According to the New York Post, multimillionaire Andrew filed for divorce on July 15 from the brunette and named Cowell in divorce documents as co-respondent, with the reason for the split stated as adultery.