Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman

Reality TV singing judge Simon Cowell, who will be returning to American television for the final season of “American Idol,” had a frightening encounter with a burglar in his home.

The Hollywood Reporter says one of Cowell’s representatives confirmed that Cowell, his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, and Eric Cowell, their almost two year-old son, were all in their Holland Park London home sleeping when the break-in occurred.

British paper The Guardian reports that “Police were called to an address in W14 on Friday at approximately 2:20 a.m. to reports of a burglary in progress. Officers attended the scene but the suspects had left the area.” Several items, like cash and jewelry, were taken from the Cowell home in the burglary.

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This is the second time Cowell’s home has been robbed in recent years — back in 2012, a woman named Leanne Zaloumis was found hiding in Cowell’s closet brandishing a brick after breaking into the entertainer’s home through a window. Zaloumis was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.

But in both incidents, both Cowell and his family members were unharmed. According to The Guardian, a family friend stated that “Obviously Simon and Lauren are really badly shaken by this. It’s a horrible violation of their privacy. But more than anything they are incredibly relieved no one was hurt.”

Posted by:Kayla Hawkins