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SIMON COWELL IN A ‘PUFF’ OVER BABY NO. 2
Friday, Apr 8, 2016
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Simon Cowell’s plans to have another kid are going up in smoke because he just can’t lay off the cigarettes.

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A source exclusively tells Dish Nation that the British music mogul is desperate to have a second child but his baby mama Lauren Silverman, 38, won’t let him until he gives up the dirty habit.

“He’s already cut down for the sake of his son Eric but Lauren says she won’t even consider having another baby until he quits for good,” the insider revealed.

Simon has gone from a staggering 40 cigarettes a day to about 10, but he admits it’s still his biggest vice.

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“If Eric grows up and says stop it, I don’t know what I would do,” he said.

“I don’t smoke around him and I wouldn’t do that. I have thought about what he might say in a few years. This is the one thing I would find very difficult to give up because I do love a cigarette. A cigarette and a beer.”

But Lauren isn’t backing down and says a baby is the biggest incentive he’s got to stop.

“Simon’s just not sure if he can quit and he knows at 56 his clock is ticking on the baby front. Lauren is aware of that too but she’s sticking to her guns,” the source said.

“She’s a tough cookie. He’s trying every trick in the book to get around it because he really wants to be a dad again.”

The world was shocked when the former bachelor — who now says he would like to have a baby girl too — became a dad two years ago, turning ‘Mr. Nasty’ into a big softy.

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“I never expected to be a father but I love it. Eric makes me laugh,” Simon has said.

“He and I communicate very well because we basically like the same things – Scooby Doo, Disney movies, laughing at the dogs.”

 

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