Married Woman Reportedly with Cowell's Baby Speaks
By ETonline Staff
Lauren Silverman is speaking out today, addressing rumors that she is pregnant with Simon Cowell's baby.
"I am committed to sorting things out with Andrew as amicably as possible to ensure the well-being of our son," said Lauren, who is married to Cowell's friend Andrew Silverman. "I would hope for some space and privacy in order to work through this."
UPDATE: Lauren's husband Andrew also commented to ET on Friday, saying, "My top priority is protecting my seven-year-old son while working to resolve all outstanding issues with my wife. Hopefully people can respect the interest of our child during this process."
When asked about the rumors at today's Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Cowell joked, "I haven't read the newspapers, am I missing something?"
He then added, "I appreciate the question. Unfortunately I have to keep this, for the moment, private. It's just one of those things."
Lauren's legal representation Robert Cohen and Bernard Clair of Cohen Clair Lans Greifer & Thorpe LLP also gave a statement to ET, saying, "We are working to resolve this situation in a fair and reasonable way that protects the best interests of our client and her son."
Lauren is reportedly 10 weeks into her pregnancy.
Sources told Us Weekly that "Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while," the source went on to claim, "As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close."