Andrew Silverman is a man scorned and is seeking revenge on both Simon Cowell and his straying wife, Lauren — who is 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell’s baby. He’s dragging Cowell’s name through the mud and embarrassing him by naming him as a co-respondent in divorce papers, which were filed under the radar in Manhattan Supreme Court two weeks ago as reported in the New York Post.
New York is a no-fault divorce state, but Andrew has filed for a fault divorce based on adultery.
The Post says the filing also means that Cowell, 53, could be asked to testify about his affair with Lauren, 36, and may have to reveal his finances. Cowell is said to be worth about $350 million.
The Silvermans and Cowell — who was dating English presenter Terri Seymour at the time — are said to have known each other for seven years. They all met while vacationing in Barbados and have double-dated for years, says The Post. Until June, Andrew and Lauren were living together in their Upper East Side apartment. She moved out to their Bridgehampton home with their son, Andrew, 7, for the summer.
They remained close as Cowell traded in Seymour for his next, longhaired brunette gal pal, makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, who would become Cowell’s fiancé.
Andrew, a real-estate developer, had no idea about the affair, and was not suspicious of anything so much so that he recently upgraded Lauren’s engagement ring with a 10-karat diamond, a friend said.
Simon Cowell hasn’t said a word about the stories circulating that say he and New York socialite Lauren Silverman are expecting a baby.
Cameras were waiting for The X Factor judge as he exited a Los Angeles studio Wednesday night. Despite the questions being shouted at him about the pregnancy, Cowell didn’t speak.