Lauren Silverman is an American socialite who is best known as the girlfriend of bold and brash English producer and talent show judge, Simon Cowell, who judged shows like 'The X Factor', 'America's Got Talent' and 'Britain's Got Talent'. She was previously married to businessman and property developer, Andrew Silverman. Since her affair with Cowell became public, she has been accompanying him to various events in the entertainment industry. In 2013, she was seen among the audience members on the show 'America's Got Talent' and also appeared on 'The Morning Show'. The topic of their marriage has become the staple of tabloids, with Cowell's 'Britain’s Got Talent' co-judge David Walliams asking him repeatedly on TV when will he propose to Lauren.
Rise to Stardom
Being born into the family of an influential real estate developer, Lauren Silverman has been among New York's elites since an early age. Later, her marriage to property developer, Andrew Silverman, allowed her to meet and interact with his celebrity friends. However, she got media attention after the details of her affair with Simon Cowell was made public via divorce papers filed by her then-husband, Andrew, in mid-2013. It was also revealed that she was carrying Cowell's child, which created a media sensation immediately.
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Lauren Silverman was born as Lauren Davies on January 1, 1977, in New York City, New York, to Steven Davies and Carole Eisenberg. She is the eldest of two daughters of her parents and has a sister named Nicole. The two sisters grew up in luxury thanks to her father's work in the real estate market. She attended the exclusively private Miami Country Day School, where she reportedly had an affair with her attractive English teacher. However, according to some sources, the rumors are baseless.
Relationship with Andrew Silverman
Lauren Silverman was courted by her future husband, Andrew Silverman, when both were in their early twenties. They were reportedly madly in love with each other and got married during the early 2000s. Soon after, the couple welcomed their son, Adam, in 2006. However, according to sources close to them, the marriage became sour due to Adam's pressure at work and his long traveling assignments. During this time, Lauren grew closer to Andrew's friend and celebrity judge, Simon Cowell, which eventually led to their divorce on December 4, 2013.
While the divorce papers stated that Lauren’s affair with Cowell was responsible for her divorce, her father went on to publicly blame Andrew for being a cold and careless husband who stayed away from her for months at a stretch. He also added that while Andrew "just threw money at her", "she couldn’t cuddle Gucci handbags and credit cards at night". Her ex-husband, who considers himself a regular person who never wanted to be in the media spotlight, tried his best to avoid media for a time and focused on his son throughout the ordeal. However, he eventually gave a statement in March 2014 saying that privacy was of tremendous value to him, and while he learned a lot from the unexpected and shocking turn of events, he would refocus on his work and try to make sure his son has a normal life. His brother and business partner Alex, however, blamed Lauren for cheating with her husband, adding that she has "very poor roots" and can't be turned "into a golden child" despite all the media attention. Lauren and Andrew currently share both legal and physical custody of their son Adam.
Relationship with Simon Cowell
Lauren Silverman first got acquainted with music and television mogul, Simon Cowell, through her husband, Andrew Silverman, while vacationing together at Barbados' Sandy Lane resort in 2006. Andrew was friends with Cowell for several years, which gave Lauren the opportunity to get to know him better. The fact that the two were secretly having an affair became public after Lauren found out that she was 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell’s child. By that time, they were reportedly dating for about a year. She later gave birth to her second child and her first son with Cowell, Eric Philip Cowell, on February 14, 2014.
Following the birth of the child, Simon Cowell stated that while he regretted the way his relationship with Lauren had begun, he felt blessed to have her and Eric in his life. Lauren also claimed that the 17-year age gap between the two has not affected their love for each other. Cowell, known as a womanizer, had publicly mentioned several times that he did not want marriage or kids. However, after his son was born, he told in an interview that he would like him to grow up with siblings. Lauren, on the other hand, has made it clear that marriage is the first thing on her mind.