Simon Cowell has been named by Andrew Silverman, in divorce papers, accused of sleeping with and impregnating his wife, Lauren Silverman. Numerous reports suggest Cowell is the father of Silverman's unborn child. The New York socialite is married to real estate mogul Andrew Silverman, however their relationship seems to have been on the rocks for quite a while.

Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell leaving the Landmark Hotel, London. 

Lauren Silverman is, allegedly, 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell's child. Should the adultery be proved, the Silvermans and Cowell will have to take DNA tests in order to ascertain the identity of the child's father. 

The Silvermans have been unhappy for some time with sources, speaking to TMZ, claiming "their divorce has been in the works for a while." Andrew Silverman today filed divorce papers in which he accuses of Cowell of sleeping with his wife and impregnating her. Lauren Silverman is listed as the defendant, whilst Cowell has been named as the co-respondent. 

The documents, obtained by TMZ, state "the nature of this action is: to dissolve the marriage between the parties based upon (1) the commission of acts of adultery by the defendant and (2) defendant's cruel and inhuman treatment of the plaintiff."

Lauren Silverman
Lauren Silverman at Operation Smile 25th Anniversary Collection Couture Event held at the 7 World Trade Centre, New York.

The first photograph of Lauren Silverman in public since the news broke has been obtained by TMZ. The picture shows Silverman out in the Hamptons with her son by Andrew Silverman. There's really nothing to see: not even a bump! Silverman is wearing tight three quarter leggings with a billowing white shirt. She seemed in good spirits and smiles despite her son's worried look. 

Reports remain unconfirmed. Neither the Silvermans nor Cowell's representatives have confirmed or denied the rumours. However, with developments today it seems likely Cowell will shortly be embroiled in a messy court case. 

Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell
Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell photographed Saint Martin's Theatre, London after a performance of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.