Simon and Lauren’s affair branded a 'story of betrayal'


Simon Cowell's affair with Lauren Silverman has been dubbed "an unbelievable story of betrayal" by her brother-in-law.

Cowell (53) is expecting his first child with the New York socialite, who’s still married to real estate tycoon Andrew, whose brother has slammed the affair, calling it a "sad story".

Alexander Silverman told the New York Post newspaper, "It is an unbelievable story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story."

It appears Andrew was livid after the "betrayal" and is seeking revenge by naming Simon as a co-respondent in divorce papers, which were apparently filed in Manhattan Supreme Court two weeks ago.

This comes despite New York City being a “no-fault” divorce state, so there was no necessity to name anybody in the papers.

It’s believed that was done to embarrass the media mogul ? who’s worth about $350 million (R3,5 billion) and who risks having to reveal his finances and details of the pair’s romance on the witness stand.

Noted divorce attorney Martha Cohen Stine explained, "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."

Another top matrimonial attorney, William Zabel, has agreed, adding, "It's very nasty. I assume it's to embarrass them and get them to settle."

-Bang Showbiz

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