It’s been revealed that Simon Cowell will be a dad — and involved in a divorce court case all in the same week!
Lauren Silverman, who is married to Simon’s good pal Andrew Silverman, is pregnant with the X Factor judge’s baby. And now her husband is making sure the world knows that they were not estranged at the time of Lauren and Simon’s affair.
According to the New York Post, Andrew is seeking his revenge on both parties. In divorce papers, which were filed in Manhattan Supreme Court two weeks ago, the real-estate developer names Simon, 53, as a co-respondent.
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Despite New York being a no-fault divorce state, Andrew filed for a “fault divorce based on adultery.”
So what does that all mean? Simon could be hauled into court and forced to reveal all his finances — which are said to be worth about $350 million. He’ll also have to dish the intimate details of his affair with Lauren, who has a 7-year-old son with Andrew.
“It is an unbelievable story of betrayal,” Andrew’s brother, Alexander, told The Post. “It is a sad story and a tragic story.”
Lauren, 36, and Andrew, 37, were great friends of Simon’s — even going on luxurious vacations with the star as recent as this past January. The Post reports that Lauren had been seeing Simon behind Andrew’s back for some time.
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“She is a total gold digger,” one pal of Andrew’s tells the outlet. Another added, “The pregnancy was by design.”
Just this past May, rumors began circulating that Simon had been seeing Lauren. But his lawyer issued a strong denial at the time to The Post.
"Any implication or statement that my client is engaged in adultery and has allegedly broken up the marriage of Ms. Silverman is not only false but reckless," said lawyer Martin Singer.
This much is certain: the case is bound to get nasty. Lauren and Simon have already hired lawyers — the divorce team of Bernard Clair and Robert S. Cohen.
How do you think it will all pan out? Sound off in comments!
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