Andrew Silverman: "My Top Priority is Protecting" My Son After Simon Cowell Baby News

Celebrity News Aug. 1, 2013 AT 8:00PM
Andrew Silverman tells Us Weekly that his main priority is his son. Andrew Silverman tells Us Weekly that his main priority is his 7-year-old son with estranged wife Lauren. Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images

Simon Cowell's pal Andrew Silverman is finally breaking his silence after Us Weekly revealed that the X Factor judge is expecting a baby with Andrew's estranged wife Lauren -- and the real estate mogul's primary concern is their 7-year-old son.

"My top priority is protecting my 7-year-old son while working to resolve all outstanding issues with my wife," Andrew tells Us in a statement. "Hopefully people can respect the interest of our child during this process."

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Insiders told Us that Andrew and Lauren, 36, had been "unhappy in their marriage for some time," but divorce papers that Andrew filed two weeks ago tell a different story. Cowell, 53, is named as a co-respondent in the filings.

"It's really a signal to the spouse who cheated that the wronged spouse is very angry and that it's going to be a very nasty, scorched-earth, high-profile litigation," divorce attorney Martha Cohen Stine explained to the Post.

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On Wednesday, July 31, Us Weekly exclusively revealed that Cowell and Lauren are expecting a child together, and that Lauren is around 10 weeks along.

"Their divorce has been in the works for a while," a source told Us of Andrew and Lauren's relationship. "As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close."

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Lauren showed off a slight baby bump stepping out with her son in the Hamptons on Thursday, Aug. 1, wearing black leggings, a blue cap, and sandals. The New York socialite had a big smile on her face.

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