Well it seems the sharp tongued judge from the international talent shows “X Factor” and “American Idol” (yea he was a judge some years back) now has some personal scandal of his own for others to make snide comments about and I dont think they will be too forbidding either!
One thing though, Simon has never tried to project himself as anybody’s golden haired boy. Sleeping with a friends wife though is a whole nother level of low.
Shame on you Simon. Well, I hope you do take charge of the “baby mama” charges though. You are surely wealthy enough!
- Cowell and Lauren pictured in August 2012 ‘appearing to kiss’
- Andrew’s friends and family are said to believe Lauren was unfaithful ‘throughout their marriage’
- Andrew does NOT want a bitter divorce battle – but DOES know ‘plenty’ about the X Factor supremo
- He believes affair started this spring – although he knew Lauren was ‘totally into Simon’
Leaning in for a tender kiss, Simon Cowell and his married, pregnant lover Lauren Silverman appear to embrace while on holiday with her husband.
Photos today emerged of the pair sharing an intimate moment during a cruise off the coast of the French Riviera in August 2012.
Sources close to Lauren’s now-estranged husband Andrew Silverman reveal that he believes the New York socialite was ‘totally into Simon’ for years before the pair embarked on an affair.
The new pictures came to light as American websites including the New York Post and TMZ.com suggest that the pair had in fact begun their ‘affair’ long before Lauren’s marriage ended – and while Cowell was still dating his fiancee Mezghan Hussainy.
A source close to the Silverman family told MailOnline: ‘This affair has been going on for a long time – much longer than anyone would think.’
Surprisingly, a friend of the wealthy property developer today said Andrew 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.’
Expecting: Lauren Silverman and her young son pick up lunch in the wealthy enclave of the Hamptons today. The New York socialite fled to the country after news of her shock pregnancy broke this week
Andrew had even joined his wife and good friend Cowell while house hunting in Los Angeles in October.
The source admits: ‘Andrew maybe was in a little bit of denial about this. He knew Lauren had star f***ing tendancies – not literally – and that she enjoyed being around celebrities, but he had no real clue.
‘But the Silvermans spent so much time with Simon, they were all such good friends, they were all very close.’
Having filed for divorce after discovering his wife was pregnant by the man he had thought his friend, Andrew now hopes that the divorce will be speedy and the couple can come to an agreement over their seven-year-old son Adam.
However, in a chilling threat, if it does go to court, real estate millionaire Andrew knows ‘plenty about Simon’, according to friends – which could prove to be extremely embarrassing for the X Factor supremo.
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 has taken the unusual step of naming Cowell as a co-respondent in the divorce papers he filed two weeks ago.
The New York Post claim that Lauren’s relationship with Cowell began as early as 2011, with a source quoted as telling the publication: ‘Lauren has been telling friends she has been sleeping with Simon since the end of 2011, or the start of 2012.’
The paper even goes as far as to suggest that the pair’s covert romance was what led to Cowell’s out of the blue split from former fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy.
The source added: ‘She slept with Simon when he was engaged, which is why he and Mezhgan broke off their engagement.’
These claims are further heightened by the fact that Lauren was a constant fixture during Cowell’s X Factor USA live shows back in late 2011.
As reports that Simon and Mezhgan were on the rocks continued to swirl, the music mogul is already believed to have embarked on his affair with Lauren, who was regularly seen sitting in the front row and directly in Cowell’s line of sight during the shows.
While it is unknown if the romance between Cowell and Lauren is what caused their split, Mezhgan looked in good spirits and smiled widely as she arrived at the mogul’s Beverly Hills home on Thursday in the wake of the shock pregnancy announcement.
Mezhgan is still close friends with Cowell and continues to do his make-up for the X Factor shows, touring the country with him for recent auditions.
And a friend said: ‘Mezghan is good, she’s been really supportive.’
Cowell and Lauren met in 2007 on the beach in Barbados, when she was on holiday there with her husband Andrew, it was confirmed today.
The reality show judge is a creature of habit and has stayed at the five-star Sandy Lane Hotel during New Year and the month of January for many years.
He has stayed at both the hotel and the private apartments next door, jetting off on his annual vacation after filming The X Factor UK, which he quit in 2011.
Although over the past three years, he has tried to win some more privacy for him and his coterie of guests and has hired a yacht, the Slipstream, which can cost between $450,000 and $900,000 to hire per week.
It was in January 2012, that he was pictured with Lauren and Andrew on board, although at the time they were named as just ‘friends’ – and had yet to become household names.
By August 2012, Lauren had joined Cowell on board the Slipstream again, joined by his harem including fashion designer Rachel Roy and Sinitta, in St Tropez in the South of France.
As his engagement to Mezhgan fizzled out – something he called his ‘big mistake’ in Tom Bower’s tell-all book – Lauren began to accompany him everywhere, travelling from her home in New York to London, and joining him at Britain’s Got Talent filming.
In January, the couple were so close that Rachel Roy Instagrammed a picture of the pair curled around each other in the sunshine, with Lauren in a bikini hugging Simon – who she called ‘my Simey Monster’ from behind. She called them: ‘Host number one and host number 2.’
In one picture, take on that fateful vacation, Cowell’s ex-fiancee Mezghan stands at the end of the group of friends while Cowell playfully puts his hands around Lauren’s neck – and Andrew Silverman stands to the side laughing
The couple were seen in March leaving a performance of the Mouse Trap in London and smoking in the back of a chauffeur driven car.
Keeping their heads down: Lauren was seen out in Bridgehampton in New York on Thursday, while Andrew maintained a stony silence while out in Manhattan in the evening
Cowell had split from long-term girlfriend Terri Seymour in 2008 because he didn’t want to get married – and today a source said Terri and Lauren were not – and had never been friends.
However, despite the claims coming out of America, other sources insist that Cowell and Lauren’s romantic relationship did not begin until after she had officially separated from Andrew, again reiterating this today.her friend Mzia Shima claimed Lauren’s friendship with Cowell did NOT turn into romance until recently – and only because Andrew was frequently abroad on business.
Mzia, who has known Lauren for 10 years, told MailOnline: ‘Lauren and Andrew were never separated but Andrew works long hours, he’s often not in New York.
‘She and Andrew were always invited to things together by Simon but if Andrew couldn’t go, sometime Lauren would go on her own.
‘They were close friends and then one day it turned into something else. This is all fresh. Lauren didn’t plan any of this. It’s not some kind of trick.’
She added :”I know one, thing for sure, they are in love with each other. I hope they will get married and be happy forever.;
Shiman, who owns a day spa in Manhattan, revealed that she saw Lauren a week ago, adding: ‘She told me she was pregnant with Simon’s baby. She was glowing. She has a tiny little belly but even that looks good on her because she is so stunning. I said:”Lauren, are you happy?” and she said: ‘Yes, I’m thrilled’.
‘She told me that Simon is happy to have a child. She was a little bit stressed, of course, because it’s a difficult situation. But she is in love and she is happy.’
Mzia calls says her friend a ‘wonderful mother’ and says she is different to the other women that Cowell surrounds himself with. “Lauren never took anything from Simon, she never expected anything. I think that’s why, for Simon, Lauren is special. She’s not some bubblehead. She’s very smart and very intelligent.
‘Women have always been jealous of her. She’s beautiful, she’s married to a millionaire. She has a driver, and a house here and in the Hamptons. Andrew is a rich man and she is used to this life.”
Mzia insisted that Lauren’s first priority was her son Adam, adding: ‘It wasn’t that Andrew was a bad husband. She has never spoken badly of him. It was that she and Simon fell in love. Maybe she felt something different with Simon – more loving, more caring.
‘I know that she wants to do this in as dignified a way as possible. Her concern is for her little boy and for the baby.’
Although both the men in Lauren’s life had been fond of each other, Mzia said she did not know their feelings now, adding: ‘Andrew was very fond of Simon and vice versa. I really believe Andrew will find it in his heart to do the right thing.’
She added that her friend will be a “wonderful mother” to Cowell’s baby, saying: ‘Her son Adam is her life. She is a devoted mother. She even sits at the table with him and counts the bites he takes to make sure he eats enough.
‘She never wanted to leave Andrew because of her little boy. But these things happen, marriages break up, and I know she and Andrew will do everything they can to make sure Adam is OK.’
Simon Cowell’s seven year friendship with Lauren Silverman in pictures
April 25th, 2012: Cowell and Lauren were both pictured a the launch party for Tom Bower’s book Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowelll at The Serpentine Gallery in London
May 30th, 2012: Cowell and Lauren were seen leaving the same Miami Beach hotel following a Memorial Day Weekend celebration
Culled from www.dailymail.co.uk