NEW YORK: By fathering a child with Lauren Silverman, the 36-year-old wife of her real estate developer friend Andrew Silverman, former American idol judge and music mogul Simon Cowell, 54, comes across not only as a cheap cheat but he also seems to have tied himself in knots. At least financially.
In the ensuing divorce proceedings, Simon would have to reveal details of his financial empire which is worth over £225 million because Lauren’s estranged husband Andrew would try to deprive her of her share of his fortune on the grounds of adultery and that his lover is a wealthy music mogul.
Reports say Cowell tried to reach a financial agreement with Lauren. But when he didn’t agree to her terms, Lauren went ahead and leaked her pregnancy news. Having put Simon Cowell and her estranged husband Andrew in the dock, the smart woman wants to have her cake and eat it too.
What does this mean for Simon?
One, since he now has been dragged into the divorce proceedings as Andrew has given adultery as the grounds for the break-up their marriage. Simon is the person she committed the adultery with, and Simon would have to be responsible for her and her baby now.
Two, Simon may have pay legal bills of Andrew as well, because he committed the adultery and caused the marriage to break down.
Third, Simon risks losing multi-million sponsorships by companies such as Pepsi who would not like to be associated with someone who fathered a child with a married woman.
What a jerk!