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Simon Cowell named in Silverman divorce papers, may have to take stand

He probably wasn't the one producing this drama.

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He probably wasn't the one producing this drama.



It's great and all that Keith Urban is coming back as an American Idol judge and all, but the real reality show is Idol mastermind Simon Cowell getting named as a co-respondent in his friend's divorce papers after Simon knocked up the guy's wife. Yeah, that's way better than hearing what Nicki Minaj is doing now.

Real estate mogul Andrew Silverman's brother Alexander told the New York Post the divorce is "an unbelievable story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story.” But other sources say not to believe that Lauren Silverman, who is 10 weeks pregnant, hooked up with Simon after her marriage started failing.

"The suggestion that she was an estranged wife who fell into another man’s arms is not the case," one person said, noting the couple weren't separated. Anoter source called he a "total gold digger" and a third said "the pregnancy was by design."

That's turning out to be bad news for Cowell. Andrew named him papers for a divorce for adultery filed two weeks ago in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Post says. That means Simon will have to take the stand and reveal his finances publicly. He's said to be worth about $350 million.

“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," divorce attorney Martha Cohen Stine told the paper. Attorney William Zabel added he tought the move was "to embarrass them and get them to settle."

Building a nursery and dealing with a high profile divorce case at the same time? Time to trade in that Bugatti Veyron, Simon.


[Last modified: Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:22pm]


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