Tv Mogul Simon Cowell Got His Friend Andrew Silverman‘s Wife Lauren Silverman Pregnant: married socialite Lauren Silverman called a Gold-digger.
Andrew Silverman , a real estate developer, had been so oblivious to the sordid, under-his-nose affair that he recently upgraded Lauren’s engagement ring with a 10-karat diamond, a friend said.
“She is a total gold digger,” one pal said.
Andrew Silverman is so livid, he’s seeking revenge on both Simon Cowell and his straying wife — who is 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell’s baby. He’s taking the highly unusual step of embarrassing Cowell personally by naming him as a co-respondent in divorce papers, which were filed under the radar in Manhattan Supreme Court two weeks ago.
Andrew works for The Andalex Group, founded by his father, Allen Silverman. Andrew, along with his brother, Alexander, have been called rising stars in New York’s real-estate industry.
New York is a no-fault divorce state, but Andrew has filed for a fault divorce based on adultery.
That means Simon Cowell, 53, risks being hauled to the witness stand to reveal his finances — he is said to be worth about $350 million — in addition to the sordid details of his affair with Silverman.
“It’s really a signal to the spouse who cheated that the wronged spouse is very angry and that it’s going to be a very nasty, scorched-earth, high-profile litigation,” said noted divorce attorney Martha Cohen Stine.
Another top matrimonial attorney agreed that the rare move was a pressure tactic.
“It’s very nasty,” said William Zabel, billionaire hedge fund titan George Soros’ attorney. “I assume it’s to embarrass them and get them to settle.”
Hedge fund playboy George Soros is finally fighting back by countersuing his former mistress of 5 years. 82-year old hedgie claims Ferreyr threw her with the glass lamp after an argument in bed. Last year George Soros 81 offered to pay his ex-lover Adriana Ferreyr $1 million to settle her case after backing out of a promise to buy her an Upper East Side apartment.
Cowell and Lauren Silverman had met on vacation seven years ago at the exclusive Sandy Lane resort in Barbados. Silverman dutifully introduced Cowell to her husband.
Andrew and Lauren Silverman had lived together in their Upper East Side apartment until June, when she moved out to their home in Bridgehampton with their 7-year-old son, also named Andrew, to spend the summer near the beach.
Her friends say she’s “overjoyed” by the pregnancy and Cowell can’t wait to be a father.
“He’s thrilled,” one friend said, adding that he traveled to Miami to meet Lauren’s parents.Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell have lawyered up, hiring the high-powered divorce team of Bernard Clair and Robert S. Cohen.
Lauren’s husband, Andrew, comes from a moderately wealthy real estate family, although, compared to Cowell’s massive fortune, he’s a small fry.
“He’s just an average guy from a real- estate family,” said one realty source.
Andrew Silverman works for The Andalex Group, founded by his father, Allen Silverman. Andrew, along with his brother, Alexander, have been called rising stars in New York’s real-estate industry.
Andrew is responsible for The Andalex Group’s strategic financial structuring involving foreign and domestic financial partners, lenders and institutions. In his role, he oversees numerous transactions, leading financial analysis and due diligence efforts while working with lenders to secure acquisition and construction loan financing. In addition, he manages all aspects of leasing for properties within The Andalex Group’s portfolio. Andrew also holds responsibility for the disposition of a property when it has reached its peak in the investment cycle. Andrew began his career on the trading floor of Credit Lyonnais while completing his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Andalex Group ran into some problems with a marquee project in Long Island City, Queens, where it spent $130 million converting a former electric factory into luxury condominiums, according to published reports.
A group of condo owners in the Arris Lofts building filed a civil complaint in 2010 seeking $20 million in damages when they said the developer ignored repeated requests for repairs. The disposition of the claim was not known.
Andrew married Lauren while they were in their mid-20s.
“I always found her very pretty, but I found them to be very pretentious,” an acquaintance in the Silvermans’ social circle said. “And I always wondered why she married him, and I figured it was for money.”
Andrew Silverman was spotted running from his Midtown office to a car yesterday when reporters asked him for a comment.
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