|Simon pictured with ex Mezhgan (blue bikini) and Lauren and her husband Andrew on holiday in St Barts in Jan 2013|
Andrew Silverman's wife, Lauren, is expecting a child with the Xfactor judge. Lauren already has a 7 year old son with Andrew.
Andrew's brother Alexander Silverman told the New York Post that the baby constituted a 'betrayal' of trust, because Simon and Andrew were close friends for many years. He said: "It's an unbelievable story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story.'
From the New York Post
One friend of the shapely brunette said that the Silvermans “weren’t estranged. The suggestion that she was an estranged wife who fell into another man’s arms is not the case.”
In fact, Andrew, a real-estate developer, had been so oblivious to the sordid, under-his-nose affair that he recently upgraded Lauren’s engagement ring with a 10-karat diamond, a friend said.
“She is a total gold digger,” one pal said.
Another added, “The pregnancy was by design.”
Andrew is so livid, he’s seeking revenge on both Cowell and his straying wife — who is 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell’s baby. He’s taking the highly unusual step of embarrassing Cowell personally by naming him as a co-respondent in divorce papers, which were filed under the radar in Manhattan Supreme Court two weeks ago.
New York is a no-fault divorce state, but Andrew has filed for a fault divorce based on adultery.
That means Cowell, 53, risks being hauled to the witness stand to reveal his finances — he is said to be worth about $350 million — in addition to the sordid details of his affair with Silverman.
“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,” said noted divorce attorney Martha Cohen Stine.
No evidence has been revealed so far to suggest that Cowell and Lauren's affair started before the marriage began to fall apart.
Cowell and Lauren Silverman had met on vacation seven years ago at the exclusive Sandy Lane resort in Barbados. Silverman dutifully introduced Cowell to her husband.
The Silvermans and Cowell — who was squiring English presenter Terri Seymour at the time — hit it off. They double-dated and vacationed together frequently, remaining close as Cowell traded in Seymour for his next, long-haired brunette gal pal, makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, who would become Cowell’s fiancé.
The married Silvermans and the engaged Cowell and Hussainy were even photographed frolicking together on the X-Factor judge’s yacht in St. Barth’s in January 2012 as if everything was fine and faithful — even though by then their extramarital treachery was in flower, a friend of Lauren’s said.
Andrew and Lauren had lived together in their Upper East Side apartment until June, when she moved out to their home in Bridgehampton with their 7-year-old son, also named Andrew, to spend the summer near the beach.
Her friends say she’s “overjoyed” by the pregnancy and Cowell can’t wait to be a father.
“He’s thrilled,” one friend said, adding that he traveled to Miami to meet Lauren’s parents.
Lauren and Cowell have lawyered up, hiring the high-powered divorce team of Bernard Clair and Robert S. Cohen.
Lauren’s husband, Andrew, comes from a moderately wealthy real-estate family, although, compared to Cowell’s massive fortune, he’s a small fry.