Was Andrew Silverman aware of his wife’s affair with Simon Cowell?

Andrew and his then-wife Lauren Silverman had been married for over a decade when news broke that she was pregnant with “America’s Got Talent” judge Simon Cowell‘s child.

Andrew Silverman Upgraded His Wife’s Engagement Ring Unaware of Her Affair with Simon Cowell

The duo has a child named Adam together. They would reportedly fly worldwide vacationing, and it was on one of their vacations to Barbados that Andrew introduced Lauren to Simon.

Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell at the Together for Short Lives Midsummer Ball at Banqueting House on June 3, 2015 in London, England . Andrew Silverman speaks to the media after returning on Friday, August 2, 2013 in Bridgehampton, N.Y.

The couple would go on vacations together with Simon and his partner at the time, Mezhgan Hussainy. Simon and Mezhgan met on the 2003 edition of the “American Idol,” where she was employed as the make-up artist.

There were rumors that Andrew and Lauren were having problems in their marriage as Andrew’s, parents Eleonora and Allen, were not present at their wedding ceremony.

The couple would plan trips for a month, and when Andrew would leave on business, Lauren stayed behind. She would reportedly go on those trips, leaving their son Adam for long periods. It was reported that she started having an affair with Simon during one of the trips.

She accused Andrew of traveling all over the world, partying with different girls, and stated this was why she got close to Simon. Andrew was reportedly devastated when pictures of Lauren and Simon kissing on a yacht were released after he upgraded her engagement ring.

He then reportedly filed for a divorce, stating adultery as the basis. Lauren, in her statement, claimed Andrew knew about her relationship with Simon and that they had an agreement in place.

She explained that Andrew knew she would call Simon multiple times a day and that he had no issues with her traveling to the UK to see the “AGT” judge.

Lauren’s friends said she was in love with Simon and planned to marry him. They were already seeing each other for about a year and even went house-hunting together in Los Angeles.


Andrew reportedly returned to a house the couple owned in the Hamptons and stayed for a night. There was little to no conversation with Lauren as the atmosphere surrounding the couple was untenable.

He filed for divorce, naming Simon a co-respondent, and wanted full custody of their son Adam. He also accused her of being cruel and inhuman.

Lauren reportedly would not agree with giving him full custody. She explained that he was hardly around and would not have time to take care of Adam as she would.

Lauren also tried to show that she was committed to taking care of her child and sorting things out with Andrew. She also requested privacy from the media.


Lauren was already pregnant, and the multimillion music star was reportedly focused on Lauren and his unborn child. He was excited about the birth and would provide anything the child needed.

Reportedly, Simon was said to be happiest when he was with Lauren. He just wanted the divorce settlement to be over. Although he reportedly once said he did not believe he was a parent material and would not have children.

He admitted he could not keep up with the routine of raising a child and did not fancy getting up at a certain time when he would rather be in a corner thinking.

He later took back those comments, claiming he likes kids but could not deal with the first six months. However, Simon’s mom Julie was pleased with the thought of becoming a grandmother saying she was pleased for him.


Simon dated Paula Hamilton in 1976, and she reportedly lost her virginity to him when she was just 16. In 1970, he dated Jackie St Clair, but they were not together for very long; however, they remain friends.

Simon was also engaged to model Louise Payne from 1995 till 1998. He was also in an on-and-off relationship with musician Sinitta for almost twenty years.

He dated Alice Douvall for six months in 2001, and she claimed in an interview that they once had sex eleven times in one night. He met Georgina Law at Spearmint Rhino gentlemen’s club, where she worked as a lap dancer, and they dated for about a year in 2001.

Terri Seymour and Simon dated for four years before eventually breaking up in 2006. Shortly after, he reportedly started dating Jasmine Lennard, but this only lasted six months.

He had a short relationship with Danni Minogue in 2007, during their time as judges on “The X Factor.” Mezhgan Hussainy and Simon dated from 2009 till 2011. They broke up according to reports that she was too needy for him.

Simon dated Carmen Electra, also his fellow judge on “X-Factor” but they called things off in 2013. Since 2013, he has been in a relationship with Lauren Silverman.


Lauren and Simon are still together and have been since she officially broke things with her ex-husband, Andrew. They have one son together named Eric, who was born on February 14, 2014.

There were rumors recently that Simon was cheating on her with another of his co-judge, Mel B. Simon has come out to deny the allegations and was reportedly shocked when Lauren accused him.

Things have since been resolved between them, and they are all back on speaking terms. Simon is currently back working in California after the COVID-19 pandemic and was seen donning a mask recently.

He has also trimmed down on his weight, lost up to 60 pounds, and admitted to dieting. He claims he has been avoiding red meat. He now only eats white meat with a bit of salad, vegetables, and beer. He is currently worth around $600 million.

What Went Wrong In Andrew And Lauren’s Relationship?

There were rumors that Andrew and Lauren were having problems in their marriage for some time. In addition, Andrew’s parents Eleonora and Allen were also not very fond of their former brunette daughter-in-law. They were not even present at their wedding ceremony.

Apparently, the former couple, Lauren and Andrew would plan trips for a month but Andrew would ditch the holidays for business. Lauren would then go on those trips alone reportedly even leaving their son Adam for long periods. Allegedly she started having an affair with Simon during one of the trips.

Lauren later explained Andrew, too traveled all over the world, partying with different girls, and stated this was why she got close to Simon.

Simon Cowell Admitted He Was Not Proud For What He Did

In another interview, Cowell explaining himself said the affair

“is not something I am proud of or wanted to happen in terms of hurting anyone,”

The English record executive added it just happened.

After Divorcing Lauren, Andrew Silverman Married Again

In 2015, news circulated all reporting Andrew is about to get married again moving on from the whole Lauren-Simon thing.

In August 2015, he got engaged to ­Samantha Lerner Zimmerman, a brunette who some claim looks similar to his former wife, Lauren. Andrew asked her to marry him in the Hamptons. Lerner, herself was the wife of Matthew Brett Zimmerman, a former Bear Stearns exec, who died in December 2012.

Andrew’s new partner Samantha Zimmerman is the mother of two and was married to Matthew Brett Zimmerman.
In 2015, Andrew Silverman became engaged to Samantha Lerner Zimmerman, right. Samantha, as per the reports, is a mother of two. Her late husband, Matthew Zimmerman was an executive at Bear Sterns.

A friend of Andrew told the Manhattan resident was happy and he requested privacy and his son with Lauren was also doing well with both parents; with Simon and his dad’s new partner.

Andrew and Samantha are both apparently distant from sharing their everyday deeds to social networking sites like Facebook, Insta, or Twitter. Accordingly, it is unclear if/when the couple married or has started a family of their own.

Andrew Silverman Net worth

Andrew has been around richness or financial security since his childhood. His father was an entrepreneur for as long as he could remember. His family owned a waterfront home in Stamford, where a teenage Andrew and neighborhood teens would cruise around the coastline in their Boston Whalers.

As an adult, he, himself is also notorious for making millions either through their father’s empire or independently. He has properties in places like Englewood Cliffs, N.J, a condo in Long Island City.

Andrew and his brother also own a casino in Panama. Additionally, under his company, Silver mark comes Florida Gaming Centers. The group is the stalking horse bidder on the property. Not to mention, his current wife, Samantha Zimmerman also inherited handsomely when her former husband died.

In light of all the aforesaid stories, for some, it may be an understatement in knowing Andrew Silverman holds a net worth of only around $30million. Worth mentioning is he still lives in the $6 million Upper East Side apartment where he was raised.

How did Simon Cowell meet Lauren Silverman?

Silverman and Cowell first met back in 2004, when Silverman was still married to her first husband, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman, who was a good friend of Cowell’s. … Cowell spoke to the Mirror in 2014, where he confirmed that the pair had had an affair whilst Silverman was still married.

Did Simon Cowell sleep with his best friend’s wife?

The TV modul has a son now but massive media scrutiny made him bulge in sadness. Simon Cowell has finally told the world what they always needed to hear – that he regrets ever having sex with his friend’s wife, Lauren Silverman.

Who is Lauren Silverman Wikipedia?

Laura Jane Silverman (born June 10, 1966) is an American actress and the older sister of actress and comedian Sarah Silverman.

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