Simon Cowell bonds with buddies to keep mind off becoming a dad

London: Simon Cowell reportedly went on a speedboat with close friends in the South of France, to take his mind off becoming a father.

The 53-year old music mogul was seen laughing with his buddies as they boarded a trendy Van Dutch day boat off St Tropez, which then took them to his chartered yacht Slipstream, anchored nearby, the Mirror reported.

Meanwhile, Lauren Silverman was seen wearing shades, a baseball cap and a comfy grey sweater in the exclusive Hamptons area of New York State.

The X-Factor judge has apparently been worried Lauren and Andrew`s divorce case could prove a humiliating experience for him and in order to prevent intimate details of his personal life becoming public, he has told his legal team that he is prepared to pay handsomely to be kept out of court.