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Lauren Silverman is set to get a share of $4 million of the multi-million dollar pre-nup she signed before marrying Andrew Silverman – despite breaking a cheating clause.
Lauren Silverman, who is expecting a baby with Simon Cowell, has held “productive conversations” with her estranged husband as they continue to thrash out their divorce agreement.
Lauren Silverman is set to get a share of $4 million of the multi-million dollar pre-nup she signed before marrying Andrew Silverman
Andrew and Lauren Silverman – who spent the weekend locked in talks at their rental home in the Hamptons – are also working on plans to share custody of their seven-year-old son Adam.
Meanwhile, Simon Cowell, 53, jetted out of Los Angeles on Friday, watching his band One Direction in concert in Las Vegas on Saturday night before heading to Europe, where he will spend the month on board the Slipstream yacht, touring St Tropez.
Simon Cowell is believed to want to give his lover Lauren Silverman space in order to work out her divorce case. If the case is settled somewhat amicably, then it will avoid an ugly court battle, in which Simon Cowell could be dragged into – and any embarrassing secrets exposed.
The New York Post reported that Lauren Silverman, 36, 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.
And a source again insisted today that Lauren Silverman tried to “max out her return by stringing things along past the 10 year mark to increase what she would be eligible to receive”.
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.”
Andrew Silverman believes his estranged wife Lauren was “totally into Simon [Cowell]” for years before the pair embarked on an affair, it was emerged today.
It came as photos emerged today of Simon Cowell sharing an intimate moment with Lauren Silverman during a cruise off the coast of the French Riviera in August 2012.
Meanwhile, the New York Post and TMZ.com suggest that Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman had in fact begun their “affair” long before her marriage ended.
A source close to Andrew Silverman today said he believes the affair only started earlier this year, adding: “He knew Lauren was always totally into Simon, but as far as Andrew is concerned it was this spring when things went to another level.”
Andrew Silverman had even joined his wife and good friend Simon Cowell while house hunting in Los Angeles in October.
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman had in fact begun their “affair” long before her marriage ended
The source admits: “Andrew maybe was in a little bit of denial about this. He knew Lauren had star f***ing tendencies – not literally – and that she enjoyed being around celebrities, but he had no real clue.”
Having filed for divorce after discovering his wife is pregnant by the man he had thought his friend, Andrew Silverman now hopes that the divorce will be speedy and the couple can come to an agreement over their 7-year-old son Adam.
However, in a chilling threat, if it does go to court, real estate millionaire Andrew Silverman knows “plenty about Simon”, according to friends – which could prove to be extremely embarrassing for the X Factor judge.
Earlier today, the Silvermans met at the house Lauren and their young son have been staying at in the Hamptons to discuss their divorce.
This week, it was revealed that Andrew Silverman has taken the unusual step of naming Simon Cowell as a co-respondent in the divorce papers he filed two weeks ago.
Simon Cowell could be forced to reveal details of his personal finances in Lauren Silverman’s divorce battle, it has emerged today.
Simon Cowell, who is worth an estimated $350 million, was named as a co-respondent in the divorce papers filed by his pregnant lover’s estranged husband Andrew Silverman two weeks ago, and as such could be called to the witness stand in the case.
In this situation, Simon Cowell, 53, is likely to be quizzed by lawyers about his financial situation in order to determine the appropriate settlement value for Lauren Silverman.
It was also reported that Simon Cowell had attempted to reach a financial settlement with Lauren before the baby news was made public.
Simon Cowell could be forced to reveal details of his personal finances in Lauren Silverman’s divorce battle
One friend said: “Simon is gearing up for a potentially ugly child support battle. He tried desperately to reach an agreement with Lauren before it went public but she surprised Simon and leaked the news.
“Simon was hoping to reach a financial agreement with her and then release a joint statement but Lauren is savvy and wants to be famous and when he refused her opening demands for marriage she leaked it.”
In addition to potentially having to reveal monetary details of his life on the witness stand, Simon Cowell could also be left with Andrew Silverman’s legal bill, estimated to reach around $300,000, if the real estate mogul achieves his aim of proving adultery.
Andrew Silverman had cited adultery as the basis of the marriage breakdown in the papers, in which he also labeled his estranged wife, with whom he has a seven-year-old son, as “cruel and inhuman”.
For Andrew Silverman to prove adultery, Simon Cowell would have to reveal evidence of his meetings with Lauren, such as hotel receipts and text messages.
Simon Cowell is also said to be concerned that the claims of adultery, which are as yet entirely unproven, will endanger his various multi-million dollars sponsorship deals.
Simon Cowell was named in divorce papers filed by his married lover Lauren Silverman’s husband Andrew, as his brother blasted the music mogul for his “betrayal”.
Alexander Silverman insisted that news of Lauren’s pregnancy constituted a breach of trust by Simon Cowell, as he had been close friends with both Lauren and millionaire casino owner Andrew.
He told the New York Post: “It is an unbelievable story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story.”
Alexander Silverman’s comments came as it was reported that Andrew had made the unusual choice to name Simon Cowell as a co-respondent in the divorce papers he filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court two weeks ago, citing adultery as the reason for ending the marriage.
The decision, widely regarded as a means to embarrass both Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman, means that Cowell is likely to be called to the witness stand to reveal not only details of the alleged affair with Lauren but also details of his personal finances, estimated to be in the region of $350 million.
Noted divorce attorney Martha Cohen Stine said of Andrew Silverman’s decision: “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.”
Simon Cowell pictured for the first time since the pregnancy revelations while leaving a television studios in Los Angeles
No evidence has been revealed so far to suggest that Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s affair started before the marriage began to fall apart.
Simon Cowell, 53, maintained a stony silence on the subject as he was pictured for the first time since the pregnancy revelations while leaving a television studios in Los Angeles after filming The X Factor on Wednesday night.
Wearing a grey top and jeans, Simon Cowell, who is said to be “freaked out” by the news he is to become a father for the first time, remained silent as he was quizzed about the baby news, but did not deny the reports.
It is understood that Simon Cowell has hired tough Los Angeles-based lawyer Marty Singer to help him handle the crisis, described by friends as being of gargantuan proportions.
While Simon Cowell is said to accept that the baby, due next February, is his, the news of 36-year-old Lauren Silverman’s pregnancy came as a huge shock to both Simon and his closest female friends including Sinitta and ex fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy – otherwise known as his “harem”.
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman were pictured together, as they enjoyed a cozy Caribbean holiday in January 2012 alongside her husband Andrew Silverman.
Although real estate mogul Andrew Silverman was just a mere matter of feet away, his wife was seen tenderly running her hands through the hair of Simon Cowell.
Enjoying a new year break in St. Barths, Simon Cowell and the Silvermans seemed to be in high spirits as they sat on-board Cowell’s luxury yacht soaking up the sun as the sipped on glasses of orange juice.
And while the group appeared to be chatting away amiably, the pictures show Simon Cowell certainly only had eyes for one of the Silvermans, with him seeming utterly unable to distract himself from the alluring Lauren.
With Andrew Silverman looking on, Simon Cowell leaned in closely to the stunning socialite, with a smirk spreading across his face as he indulged in a close conversation with the beauty.
But it wasn’t long until the property entrepreneur got some quality time with his wife, with the tables turning as he tenderly cupped Lauren’s bottom as Simon Cowell looked on.
Rather than suffer an attack of the green-eyed monster, the star appeared utterly amused by the entire debacle, and grinned away as he stared at the couple.
After the two men enjoyed a brief chat, Lauren Silvrman and Simon Cowell made their way over to a sun lounger, where they kicked off a rather friendly display.
Reclining with their heads tilted into each other, the pair appeared to be sharing a joke as they giggled away in the sunshine.
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman were pictured together, as they enjoyed a cozy Caribbean holiday in January 2012 alongside her husband Andrew Silverman
And despite her husband being in full view, Lauren Silverman seemed to throw caution to the wind as she ran her hands through the music mogul’s hair, with the duo even posing for a phone picture together at one point.
Following their playful display, Lauren Silverman hopped up off the lounger, and appeared to bend down to treat the star to a friendly peck.
While her face couldn’t be seen in the angle of the shot, Lauren Siverman put her arm across Simon Cowell as she leaned into him with her hair tumbling around her shoulders.
After his close pal wandered off to another part of the yacht, Simon Cowell was left looking like the cat who’d got the cream as he stretched out with his arms behind his head and a huge smirk on his face.
A close friend of Simon Cowell confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Lauren Silverman was expecting his child, and claimed she wanted to marry him.
Although Lauren Silverman and her husband, who have a son together, have holidayed together on numerous occasions over the past four years, it wasn’t until the socialite and her real estate mogul husband ended their union around a year ago that her friendship with Simon Cowell turned to romance.
Lauren Silverman is said to be “around 10 weeks along” in the pregnancy, according to Us Weekly magazine.
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s situation is made more complicated by the fact that she is still married to Andrew.
But a source told Usmagazine.com: “Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while. As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
Simon Cowell, 53, and Lauren Silverman, 36, have been seeing each for at least a year, according to friends, and were even seen viewing houses together in Los Angeles earlier this year.
He made no reference to impending fatherhood when he opened up to Chelsea Handler during an interview on her talk show on Tuesday night, sticking to topics including One Direction and his recent health kick.