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More on the pregnancy no one (least of all her husband) saw coming

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The woman reported to be carrying Simon Cowell's baby has broken her silence and asked for space and privacy while sorting things out with her husband.

The X Factor boss has been named as a "co-respondent" in New York socialite Lauren Silverman's divorce papers by her husband Andrew, according to reports in the United States.

The New York Post said Andrew Silverman, a property magnate, had filed for divorce based on his wife's adultery despite New York state allowing no-fault divorces, which means that Cowell could be called to court to give evidence.

Lauren Silverman, 36, who has a seven-year-old son, Adam, with her husband, 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."

In a statement, her law firm, Cohen Clair Lans Greifer & Thorpe, said: "We are working to resolve this situation in a fair and reasonable way that protects the best interests of our client and her son."


Cowell has remained tight-lipped about the story and refused to comment directly when he appeared at a press conference in Los Angeles ahead of the new series of the US version of the talent show.

"I've haven't read the newspapers," the 53-year-old music mogul joked, as he was questioned about the reports.

Asked if his schedule would be affected by being a father, he replied: "I really haven't read the newspapers. Did I miss anything?"

He added: "Unfortunately, I have to keep this, for the moment, private. It's just one of those things. Thank you very much anyway."


According to sources, the talent show judge fell for Silverman after her marriage hit the rocks. Cowell and Lauren have been friends for years and their relationship blossomed over the course of several group holidays.

The source added: "Over the past two years, Simon and Lauren got together in New York, Los Angeles and on his chartered yacht in the South of France and Caribbean.

Simon Cowell has told Lauren (who is 10 weeks pregnant) that he will "take care of everything".

"He told her whatever Andrew throws at her or says about her he will take care of her so not to worry and not to let it bother her."

Meanwhile, Lauren's mother, Carole Saland, insists her daughter has done nothing wrong and her marriage had difficulties before she got involved with Simon.

She said: "Lauren doesn't deserve all of this bad publicity, she's a nice girl from Miami Beach.

"Things happen in life. [We are] living in 2013. Her marriage was not a marriage made in heaven and life goes on, people go on.

While Simon has vowed to stand by Lauren, friends of the eternal bachelor are shocked at the news he is to become a father.

One pal has said: "He is an incredibly well-prepared man who is very controlling and no one can believe in a million years that he would make this kind of mistake.

"Knowing him and the way in which he controls every aspect of his life it's astonishing that this has happened. He is not one of those men who would have [had] a child in this way - it just seems so out of character. There is a sense of astonishment amongst his circle of friends over this news."


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