^^Simon Cowell and the Silvermans, in 2012.
I can’t believe it’s only been 48 hours since we learned of Simon Cowell’s torrid homewrecking, his part in the divorce of two of his close friends, and his impregnation of his “friend’s” wife, Lauren Silverman. Lauren’s now-estranged husband Andrew Silverman named Simon Cowell in his divorce filing, citing Lauren’s blatant adultery and making it sound like their marriage was NOT on the rocks when she began banging Simon behind his back. Lauren has been trying to do damage control as well, making it sound like she was in a horrible marriage and she turned to her friend Simon (and banged him repeatedly) and now they are in love and of course he’ll marry her. What’s interesting too is that Simon has not issued one word about this so far. It’s amazing. So, obviously, this situation gets worse by the minute, so let’s go through some bullet points:
*Lauren is expecting Simon to be financially generous no matter what, and his friends are basically saying that at the very least Simon will financially support Lauren and the baby. A source told The Mail, “Simon has given all his exes houses – so of course he’s going to be generous to his own child… he has not even considered not looking after this baby. Anyone who knows him knows that he’s generous to a fault. Lauren keeps saying that she just wants to be with him, she’s so in love with him, they’re very good together. She makes him relax and have fun. She’s fun loving, she loves a party and a giggle. Simon’s himself around her, she’s been good for him. He’s so happy.” Uh-huh.
*As for Simon’s “generosity,” The Examiner has a really good piece on Simon’s dating/engagement history and how he financially supports his exes. Basically, he buys each ex a mansion and gives them a cash settlement (or palimony) in return for what amounts to a nondisclosure agreement. Simon doesn’t want them gossiping about him, but to be fair to him, it seems like he ALWAYS takes care of his ladies no matter what. Sources also say that Simon overlaps relationships – he cheats on his girlfriend with the woman who is about to become his new girlfriend.
*Simon may have met his match with Lauren Silverman though. A source tells The Mail, “Lauren is now going around telling people that she will be in charge of all his [Cowell’s] properties around the world and has demanded a country home in the Cotswolds. She has also threatened not to allow him access to the child unless he marries her. Lauren has also started to push Simon to turn her into a reality TV star. She wants her own show like the Kardashians and has already apparently started filming the pregnancy. Simon is horrified and has said no. He [Cowell] is already talking about creating separate baby wings in all his homes for Lauren and the baby. His mansions are huge and he will effectively be allowed to carry on with his own life without disruption.” OMG. A Golddigger & A Homewrecker. Perfect television show. Simon could executive produce it!!
*The NY Post has some of the most epic reporting about what’s happening – the longest, most intensive article I could find is right here. Some of those quotes came up in yesterday’s post… let’s see if I can find some new stuff… Andrew Silverman’s brother tells the Post, “It is an unbelievable story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story.” Proof: Andrew had just bought Lauren a new 10-karat diamond ring.
*Some “friends” say Andrew and Lauren “weren’t estranged. The suggestion that she was an estranged wife who fell into another man’s arms is not the case. She is a total gold digger. The pregnancy was by design.”
*The Silvermans met Simon Cowell seven years ago and struck up a close friendship. Sources say Simon and Lauren have probably/definitely been boning for more than a year, again, overlapping with one of Simon’s relationships with another woman.
*As for the money stuff… Andrew is wealthy, but Simon’s wealth dwarfs Andrew’s. Simon and Lauren have already hired lawyers to fight Andrew in court. One of the biggest points of contention will be custody and support of Andrew and Lauren’s seven-year-old son. The divorce and custody battle is probably going to get awful.
*A source close to Simon: “The pregnancy has taken him by surprise. Simon thought this was a casual relationship. The pregnancy was not planned. There is no question Simon will want to be part of the baby’s life.”
*Last night, Simon finally made a public statement. At a public event, he joked, “Am I missing something?” He went on to say: “Unfortunately, I have to keep this for the moment private. It’s just one of those things. But thank you very much anyway. I would love to [talk], but I have to respect a lot of people’s feelings right now. There a lot of things I will eventually clear up when the time is right, but I really have to be sensitive because there’s a lot of people’s feelings involved here.” Lauren made her own statement too: “I am committed to sorting things out with Andrew as amicably as possible to ensure the well-being of our son. I would hope for some space and privacy in order to work through this.”
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