Simon Cowell: I regret affair with Lauren Silverman – but am so happy with what came out of it
Simon openly talks about his depression during the early part of last year
He looked like the man who had it all – money, power, success, and a bevy of beauties at his beck and call. But behind closed doors, all was not as it seemed for Simon Cowell.
“Did a doctor say I was depressed? Yeah. I mean I knew it myself,” he now admits.
For long periods in 2013 the 54-year-old spent weeks alone in his LA home, working through the night and stressing about how to make The X Factor a hit in the US.
He confesses: “You are always looking for the next high from the show and then actually if you haven’t got anyone to share it with per se, or if you haven’t got a family around you, you can go a bit nuts.”
And then, just as Simon was at his lowest ebb, a scandal erupted.
In his first in-depth interview since the birth of his son Eric, he addresses the chaos that erupted when news broke of his affair with married Lauren Silverman.
He says: “In a weird way I probably needed that, I really did.
“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.”
Simon has had many girlfriends but now, finally, it appears he has found a partner.
Read the FULL INTERVIEW where Simon talks about his friendship with his ex girlfriends, his beloved mum Julie and how his life has changed since meeting Lauren and the arrival of baby Eric. Will he marry Lauren?