"And they started having an affair four years ago." The relationship began as a fling, but the baby -- due in February -- changed everything."Simon and Lauren are together," says a Silverman family source.
But I remember going to the first scan with Lauren.
As exclusively revealed by Us Weekly on July 31, Simon Cowell is expecting a baby with friend Andrew Silverman's estranged wife, Lauren Silverman.
Though the pregnancy came as a surprise, Cowell and Lauren's relationship was much more than a one-night stand. 19 issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday), a source revealed that the pair had been having an affair since 2009.
"Lauren has loved Simon forever," says a source close to the New York City socialite, mom to 7-year-old son Adam.
Says an insider, "Lauren and her husband would even stay in Simon's guesthouse in L. "The marriage was not made in heaven," Lauren's mother, Carole Saland, tells Us. Adds a Lauren pal, "Andrew always went on trips without her.
She felt he treated her like garbage." Lauren, 36, turned to Cowell -- and before long the two gave in to a mutual attraction.At first, the hookups were sporadic, but by January 2013, the relationship turned serious and Lauren consulted a divorce lawyer. It has been a few years since news of the pregnancy and affair scandal first broke, and now Simon Cowell is finally talking openly about the affair and how he feels looking back on it!Related: Simon Apologizes For His Awkward Zayn Malik Joke! I just hadn't known that before." "I don't like the idea you just sort of pass it down from generation to generation. No one ever gave me a penny and I believe part of my drive was to do with the fact I had nothing to lose.The affair, between Cowell and Lauren Silverman — who is now his partner, and had previously been the wife of Cowell's best friend Andrew Silverman — apparently dates all the way back to 2009, and it of course resulted in the birth of Simon's son, Eric, who is now nearly two years old. the 56-year-old at the center of the scandal was surprisingly blunt in speaking to "This was not something I planned.