Simon Cowell has a little American Idol on the way — and he never saw this future star coming.
“He didn’t have a clue before then and it has come as a complete surprise. “Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time,” a source told Us Weekly.
“As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.” The Silvermans had been living the good life.
They reside in a massive upper East Side apartment valued at more than $6 million.
Felder noted that Andrew Silverman must prove he is not the father of the baby in order to avoid paying years of child support.
“This could be a knockdown, drag-out fight,” Felder said.
Cowell, also the creator of “The X Factor,” only found out about the pregnancy around July 10, a source said. Simon has repeatedly said he doesn’t want kids.” The revelation sent Cowell — a notorious bachelor who has been open about his aversion to fathering children — into crisis mode. Simon is convinced it was her friends who leaked the story.” Cowell’s friendship with the monied Silvermans was no secret. In one shot, Lauren Silverman was caught cuddling up to a shirtless Cowell and running her hands through his hair as her hubby looked on.“She told him around that time,” a second source said. He immediately reached out to PR guru Max Clifford to “plan a strategy to deal with it.” “He feels let down by Lauren,” the source added. The three were pictured together lounging on a yacht in St. By last year, the Silvermans’ marriage was already on the rocks.“No question that Simon will want to be part of the baby’s life, but I’m not so sure he wants to be part of Lauren’s.” The 36-year-old Silverman, who was photographed cavorting with Cowell, 53, and her hubby last year in the Caribbean, is nearly three months pregnant and in the midst of a nasty divorce.Apparently incensed over the illicit affair, Silverman’s real estate mogul husband, Andrew Silverman, 37, filed for divorce on July 15.The papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court name Cowell as a co-respondent, suggesting the tryst will be a major issue in the divorce fight.“He has to be a very angry guy because they have no-fault divorce in New York,” said Raoul Felder, a celeb divorce lawyer who is not involved in this case.