Since the news broke that Simon Cowell is having a baby with his buddy’s soon-to-be ex-wife, the younger woman in question—Lauren Silverman—has been slammed by critics who are saying that she’s only after Cowell’s money. One of those finger-pointers is Silverman’s husband, Andrew, whose camp is claiming that the only reason she was holding out on their marriage was so that she could hit the 10-year mark and walk away with a few million from their prenup agreement.
Although the Silvermans, and Cowell, have all remained relatively quiet about the scandal, Lauren’s mother has spoken out to defend her daughter. “Lauren isn’t a gold-digger. She came from a very comfortable family and never lacked anything.” Her mother is also aware of her daughter’s relationship with Cowell, who is 17 years older, and seems to be OK with it. “Her and Simon are very fond of each other. She tells me great things about him and has always spoken very highly of him.”
Meanwhile, sources close to Cowell are saying that the affair scandal isn’t going to stop him from doing his part as a father, despite being completely blindsided by news of the pregnancy. “Simon told Lauren not to worry and he will take care of everything,” a source told Us Weekly. “He always takes care of his women. He gave [his ex, Mezghan Hussainy] a salary and bought her a house. He bought [his other ex, Terri Seymour] tons of fancy clothes and cars. He’s very generous to his ladies.” The source also claimed that Cowell told his baby-mama not to worry about what her estranged husband says about her in the press because, going forward, he will take care of her and their child.
Fortunately, Andrew is reportedly prepared to do whatever it takes to settle their divorce as quickly and painlessly as possible, as he just wants to put Lauren, Cowell, and their scandalous affair behind him. Andrew is, however, requesting full custody of their seven-year-old son.
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Chen, J., “Simon Cowell Told Lauren Silverman He ‘Will Take Care of Everything,’” Us Weekly web site; http://goo.gl/rUjeeI, last accessed August 6, 2013.
“Simon Cowell baby: Lauren Silverman’s Mum denies ‘gold digger’ claims, her ex-husband’s camp suggests,” Yahoo! web site; http://goo.gl/0bYuIY, last accessed August 6, 2013.
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