Lauren Silverman has today agreed a divorce settlement with her estranged husband Andrew.
Lauren Silverman, 36, who is believed to be 11 weeks pregnant with Simon Cowell’s baby, has already told friends that she is so in love with the music mogul, 53, that she wants to marry him.
Property millionaire Andrew Silverman filed for divorce last month, shortly after discovering his wife was pregnant by the man he once considered a close friend.
Simon Cowell had secret meeting with Andrew Silverman at New York airport last week in bid to end marriage amicably
Andrew Silverman even cited Simon Cowell – whose fortune is estimated at $368 million – as a “co-respondent” in the court papers for adultery.
The deal was agreed in Manhattan just hours ago and both parties are said to be in New York – however they were not together to sign the deal. Lauren Silverman is said to have won half her $4 million pre-nup.
However, after a series of phone conversations and one top secret meeting with Simon Cowell, Andrew Silverman, 37, has agreed a settlement with his estranged wife – which includes a custody arrangement for their seven-year-old son Adam.
Today, Lauren Silverman’s attorneys, Robert Cohen and Bernard Clair, said: “The matter has been resolved and the parties have moved on.”
Although there are believed to be no plans for Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman to marry, they are a couple and Cowell has pledged to look after Lauren and his baby.
Simon Cowell may now make a public statement within the coming days.
It is believed that Lauren Silverman has won a share of the pre-nup, valued at $3-$4million she signed before her 2003 wedding to Andrew, valued at around $2million.
The New York Post reported that Lauren Silverman waited until her 10th wedding anniversary to break the news of her affair with Simon Cowell to her husband so the terms of her pre-nup would kick in.
Andrew Silverman was allegedly well aware of his wife Lauren’s relationship with Simon Cowell.
According to TMZ, Lauren Silverman is “outraged” that he is “feigning shock” at pictures of her kissing Simon Cowell on a yacht last year.
The website reports that Lauren Silverman has alleged to close friends that Andrew “knew what was going on the whole time and he was doing the same thing”.
In contrast to Andrew Silverman’s claims, sources close to Lauren told TMZ she alleges she partly got together with Simon Cowell because Andrew “was cavorting around the world and partying with girls on various continents”.
TMZ report Lauren Silverman, 36, states their relationship was a “tactic mutual understanding”, and according to Lauren, her husband “never had a problem with it”.
Andrew Silverman, 37, was also apparently aware that Lauren spoke to Simon Cowell on the telephone “several times a day”, and allegedly also took no issue with her trips to the UK to visit the millionaire music mogul, report the website.
With all parties reportedly wanting a divorce as soon as possible, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman is said to be gunning for sole custody of their child, Adam, seven.
However, Lauren Silverman is unlikely to grant that request, according to TMZ and will “fight tooth and nail to get primary custody”.
In contrast, Andrew Silverman was reported to be so oblivious to the affair, “he recently upgraded Lauren’s engagement ring with a 10-karat diamond”, a friend told The New York Post.
The newspaper reported a “livid” Andrew Silverman named Simon Cowell as a co-respondent in divorce papers, which were filed in Manhattan Supreme Court two weeks ago.
New York is a no-fault divorce state, but Andrew Silverman has filed for a fault divorce based on adultery.
Lauren Silverman claims her husband knew about her affair with Simon Cowell
He returned to his $4 million Hamptons home Thursday to “preserve normality” for his seven-year-old son and stayed the night.
But according to reports, the “crisis talks” with wife Lauren did not happen as the former couple decided not to discuss their impending divorce amid a frosty atmosphere.
But far from trying to build bridges, it seems that Andrew and Lauren Silverman had “minimal conversation” as the atmosphere was too frosty.
“Andrew stayed at the house to create some normalcy for their son,” a source told The New York Post.
“There was no talk about the divorce settlement. That is being handled by the lawyers. There was minimal conversation between them. It was done purely for their child.”
According to TMZ, Simon Cowell still has plans to be a financial figure for the child.
“He will gladly provide for the child, and not just financially,” the source said.
“Simon is saying he will be a committed, fully-involved parent and says he wants a big role in raising the child.”
In divorce papers filed two weeks ago by her estranged spouse Andrew, Lauren Silverman was accused of being “cruel and inhuman” towards her husband.
Despite the controversy surrounding her, Lauren Silverman looked in good spirits and smiled for the cameras as she made her first public appearance since news of the unplanned pregnancy broke on Wednesday morning.
In an official statement later that day, Lauren Silverman said: “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.”