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Lauren Silverman, who is said to be expecting a child with Simon Cowell, allegedly spent hours on the phone to him and her husband Andrew heard “the whole thing”.

According to TMZ.com, friends of the couple say that Andrew Silverman knew that Lauren and Simon Cowell were having a s**ual relationship too.

However, the site also reports that other sources claim that Andrew Silverman wasn’t aware of what was going on.

“Andrew is telling them looking back there were plenty of <<warning signs>> but he just didn’t pick up on them.”

Lauren Silverman allegedly spent hours on the phone to Simon Cowell and her husband Andrew heard the whole thing

Lauren Silverman allegedly spent hours on the phone to Simon Cowell and her husband Andrew heard the whole thing

In January Lauren Silverman, 36, posted a cryptic message about soulmates to her Instagram page.

The socialite uploaded an image with the words: “Throughout life you will meet one person who is unlike any other.”

Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell have allegedly been having an affair since 2009 and perhaps the message described her feelings for the Syco boss.

Along with the image Lauren Silverman also added her own words to the message and commented: “True friendship and true love are rare like diamonds. To be cherished and treasured and to be hold onto with all you’ve got. Be kind. Love with raw passion and with all your heart. And finally, strive to learn and practice the act of forgiveness. X”

A source close to Lauren Silverman told Us Weekly magazine: “Lauren has loved Simon forever. And they started having an affair four years ago.”

The source added that Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell were originally only hooking up sporadically but they are more serious now that Lauren is pregnant.

The insider added: “Simon and Lauren are together. They talk 100 times a day.”


Ben Freeman has been having an affair with his West End co-star Gina Beck, it was reported today.

Married ex Emmerdale actor Ben Freeman, who has a 15-month-old son, was pictured openly kissing and hugging Gina Beck, 31, on a packed tube just last week – apparently not caring who saw them.

Sources said British actors Ben Freeman and Gina Beck have been lovers since January and have enjoyed sneaking around behind the back of Ben’s wife, former Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Biddall, after meeting on West End show Wicked three months ago.

Insiders added the rest of the cast are uncomfortable with their relationship, which Ben Freeman and Gina Beck have made obvious at rehearsals.

It isn’t the first time Ben Freeman has become embroiled in a scandal – he hit the headlines in 2008 when he faced trial for raping a 16-year-old girl in Barbados. Ben Freeman was later acquitted.

A source told The Daily Star: “It is no surprise they were caught. This has all been behind Jennifer’s back, she had no idea.

“There were no signs of the marriage in trouble. They were blissfully happy and everyone thought they were the real deal and would last forever. The marriage definitely was not over.”

Ben Freeman has been having an affair with his West End co-star Gina Beck

Ben Freeman has been having an affair with his West End co-star Gina Beck

Ben Freeman, who plays Prince Fiyero, only started on the show this year after beginning rehearsals in October.

The source added: “Gina puts herself out there as this squeaky-clean actress, so this news coming out will not do her any good. She was engaged to someone up until very recently.”

Ben Freeman met wife Jennifer Biddall on the set of Dreamcoats and Petticoats, she agreed to marry him two years after he was acquitted of the rape charge.

The actor was accused in 2006 of raping a girl, from Cheshire, on a sun lounger on the tropical island.

Ben Freeman repeatedly denied rape and claimed the sex had been consensual – he was acquitted of the charge.

After Ben Freeman’s son was born he did a shoot with his wife Jennifer Biddall for OK! magazine and even had a husband and wife column in Mother and Baby magazine.


CIA Director David Petraeus resigned on Friday after allegedly having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, it has been claimed.

The alleged affair was uncovered after the FBI launched an investigation into the biographer, Paula Broadwell, for allegedly hacking into the former general’s email, NBC News and Slate reported.

Paula Broadwell, who researched the book All In for three years, had extensive access to David Petraeus in Afghanistan. Yet sources told NBC it is unlikely she will face criminal charges after the alleged hacking, stressing that David Petraeus himself is under no investigation.

David Petraeus stepped down yesterday after confessing to cheating on his wife of 37 years, Holly – behavior he explained was “unacceptable” for a senior administration official.

He first met Paula Broadwell six years ago when he addressed students at Harvard University, where she is a researcher, and they eventually got to know each other better during mile-long runs.

Paula Broadwell, who served in the military for more than a decade, lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her radiologist husband, Dr. Scott Broadwell, and their two young sons, Lucien and Landon.

In the biography, Paula Broadwell revealed she first met David Petraeus during his visit to Harvard in spring 2006 when he was a Commander at Fort Leavenworth.

“I was among the students invited by the school to meet with the general at a dinner afterward, because of my military background,” she explained.

“I introduced myself to then–Lieutenant General Petraeus and told him about my research interests; he gave me his card and offered to put me in touch with other researchers and service members working on the same issues.”

Paul Broadwell added that this was not a one-off as he often “does a lot of mentoring”.

As she pursued her PhD in public policy in 2008, she contacted him to ask if she could interview him and they kept in touch via email.

“A few months into my research, General Petraeus, who was then leading Central Command, invited me to go for a run with him and his team along the Potomac River during one of his visits to Washington,” she wrote.

“I figured I could interview him while we ran.”

Paula Bradwell explained that, after earning varsity letters in cross-country and indoor and outdoor track, she wanted to test him to see if he could keep up with her as she interviewed him.

“Instead it became a test for me,” she said.

“As we talked during the run from the Pentagon to the Washington Monument and back, Petraeus progressively increased the pace until the talk turned to heavy breathing and we reached a six-minute-per-mile pace. It was a signature Petraeus move.”

Paula Broadwell served in the military for more than a decade, lives in Charlotte with her radiologist husband, Dr. Scott Broadwell

Paula Broadwell served in the military for more than a decade, lives in Charlotte with her radiologist husband, Dr. Scott Broadwell

Promoting the book on The Daily Show with John Stewart in January, she insisted that these mile-long runs together were nothing out of the ordinary.

“This is a typical mechanism for him to get to know young people,” she said.

“He’s done it throughout his life. That was the foundation of our relationship.”

In another often awkward radio interview in January, host Don Imus said that the pair must have “obviously” liked each other.

She responded: “You know, as I said earlier, he has a number of mentees and that’s one thing that’s different when you compare him to other Senior Commanders.

“But, yeah, we had a lot of rapport. I think some of that comes from a common ground of having gone to West Point [to the U.S. Military Academy].”

Of her reported rival, she added: “He is married to Holly Petraeus, who is a wonderful Military spouse and done so much for their children and for children of fallen soldiers, I respect her immensely.”

The book’s description explains Paul Broadwell conducted research for three years and was “afforded extensive access by General Petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates and his longtime friends”. Its website adds Paula Broadwell was embedded in Afghanistan with David Petraeus for a year between July 2010 and 2011.

Paula Broadwell graduated with honors from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, and came top of her class in physical fitness. David Petraeus also attended the academy and married his wife Holly there.

She has more than a decade of military service and nearly two decades of work in counterterrorism and counterinsurgency.

Paula Broadwell is studying for her PhD at Kings College in London, and is also a research associate at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership. For her studies and the biography, she spent most of 2011 in Afghanistan as an embedded author.

As well as contributing to book chapters, appearing on television interviews and writing opinion pieces for The New York Times and the Boston Globe about leadership and women in defense, she has also worked as a model and demonstrator for KRISS, a .45 caliber machine gun manufacturer.

Last week, Paula Broadwell wrote an article entitled David Petraeus’s Rules for Living in Newsweek.

One read: “We all will make mistakes. The key is to recognize them and admit them, to learn from them, and to take off the rear view mirrors – drive on and avoid making them again.”

David Petraeus had been sworn in as head of the CIA in September 2011 after serving as head of the coalition forces first in Iraq and then in Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama accepted David Petraeus’ resignation but described him as “one of the outstanding General officers of his generation” as he added: “By any measure, through his lifetime of service David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger.”

Deputy director Michael Morell will serve as acting head of the agency until a permanent replacement for David Petraeus is appointed.

In his resignation letter addressed to CIA agents, david Petraeus wrote that “such behavior is unacceptable” for a senior administration official.

The fact of an affair would not in itself normally merit a resignation, unless the affair created a security risk, for instance if it was with a foreigner or a journalist. Blackmail would also be an issue, though publicly admitting the affair would prevent that.

An affair with a subordinate CIA employee might make a resignation almost inevitable – or it is possible that David Petraeus stepped down because he felt his leadership and integrity had been compromised.

One of the most puzzling aspects of the resignation is its proximity to next week’s congressional hearings on Benghazi, which David Petraeus has said he will not now attend, even though being out of office would not preclude his doing so.

David Petraeus admitted he had shown “extremely poor judgement” in the letter he sent to his CIA colleagues confirming that he was stepping down.

He added that it had been “the greatest of privileges” to work at the agency, saying: “Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.”

David Petraeus, 60, has been married to Holly, née Knowlton, since 1975, after they meet when he was a military cadet at West Point and she was the daughter of the academy’s superintendent.

When he was sworn in as director of the CIA by Vice President Joe Biden, Holly held the Bible on which he swore his oath of office.

Holly Petraeus is head of the Office of Servicemember Affairs, a department of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which is responsible for ensuring members of the military are not taken advantage of by banks and other financial businesses.

The official offered his resignation to Barack Obama on Thursday, and the President accepted the offer on Friday.

Barack Obama issued a statement thanking David Petraeus for his “extraordinary service”, saying he had “served with characteristic intellectual rigor, dedication, and patriotism”.


Seal has sensationally revealed that Heidi Klum was having an affair with her bodyguard before the couple broke up.

Seal, 49, made the claims last night to TMZ, after pictures emerged this week of his estranged wife cavorting on the beach with her bodyguard.

The singer told TMZ that Heidi Klum, 39, was having an affair with the security guard before they separated earlier this year.

When initially asked what he thought about his former wife moving on with the heavy tattooed man, Seal said: “Whilst I didn’t expect anything better from him, I would of thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help.

“But I guess you all now have the answer you have been looking for the last seven months.”

He added that his top priority was his children’s well-being.

Seal has three biological children with Heidi Klum, including Johan, 5, Henry, 6, and Lou, 2. As well as Leni, 8, whom he formally adopted.

“That’s what happens when two people separate, they move on and generally meet other people in their lives,” he said.

“I certainly don’t expect Heidi to all of a sudden become a nun, but as always my main priority is the emotional well-being of my children, and to be quite honest if there is going to be someone else there in their lives there, I would much rather it was a familiar face.”

Seal’s sensational revelations come after pictures emerged this week of Heidi Klum cavorting around with a man believed to be her bodyguard during a sun-soaked holiday in Sardinia, Italy.

She was seen going topless and reclining on a sunlounger with the man in question at a swimming pool, looking loved up.

The pair then showed they have developed a close relationship as Heidi Klum massaged suncream into her tattooed companion’s shoulders while they took a dip and later floated around on a lilo.

It would appear that things are getting serious between the two – which is hardly a surprise seeing as they already knew each other so well.

As well as enjoying some romantic alone time by the pool the duo hit the beach with three of Heidi Klum’s children and her bodyguard has even met the in-laws in the form of her parents Gunther and Erna.

Youngsters Johan, Leni, and Henry, were all on hand for the trip with their famous mother, and were seen playing on the beach together during a day out – while Lou was spotted in Erna’s arms later.

The bodyguard, who has worked for Heidi Klum since she was still married to Seal, seemed to be getting on well with the children as they larked around together on the sand before he gave Heidi a tender hug.

However even during the family day out it seems the two couldn’t get enough of each other.

They took some time out to go and perch on a rock for a private chat and were very hands on with one another.

While Seal is not happy about the couple’s union, it appears that he has also moved on his love life with a new partner.

Last month Seal was seen cosying up to a pretty bikini clad brunette on a yacht – also in Sardinia.

Seal and Heidi Klum announced their split in January after seven years of marriage and filed for divorce three months later.

While their split was initially amicable, it seems things may have turned sour for the pair in the divorce.

A source told Star magazine that the supermodel is fuming at her former flame after he reportedly used intimate shots of the children in an ad campaign without her permission.

An insider told the publication via Radar Online: “Heidi felt that the children had gone through enough since their parents split, and she didn’t want their private moments out there for the world to see.

“But Seal maintained he had every right to use his personal photos – and, moreover, that it was a done deal and out of his hands.”

Heidi Klum allegedly hired a lawyer to demand that the company, Leica digital, take down the video – and it was retraced days later.