Simon Cowell Named in Friend's Angry Divorce Papers After Lauren Silverman Pregnancy News

Celebrity News Aug. 1, 2013 AT 8:40AM
Simon Cowell in Los Angeles, California on August 1, 2013 Credit: Splash News

Andrew Silverman says he is a man scorned. As Us Weekly exclusively revealed on Wednesday July 31, the wealthy real-estate developer's wife, Lauren, is about 10 weeks pregnant -- and the father is Andrew's close friend Simon Cowell. Although insiders told Us that Lauren and Andrew had "been unhappy in their marriage for some time," new divorce papers filed by Andrew claim otherwise.

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The New York Post reveals that Andrew quietly filed divorce papers in NYC two weeks ago; citing adultery, Andrew even names the British TV star and producer, 53, as a co-respondent in the papers. This means that Cowell -- who was photographed for the first time since the news broke in L.A. late Wednesday -- could be called to the witness stand and detail his relationship with NYC socialite Lauren, 36, and even reveal his finances.

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"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.

Cowell and the Silvermans were a happy trio back in January 2012, when they were all photographed kicking back on a yacht during a St. Barth's vacation.

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Andrew's brother, Alexander Silverman, tells the Post: "It is an unbelievable story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story."

The paper goes on to cite other sources who insist that Andrew and Lauren "weren't estranged" when Lauren and Cowell's relationship began.

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