Simon Cowell enjoyed his annual trip to the south of France as though all was normal and peachy in the Cowell-verse, enjoying the sun and the sea with a host of beautiful women aboard his luxury, multi-million dollar yacht. Meanwhile, over in the United States, Lauren and Andrew Silverman were finalising the divorce that her alleged affair with Simon prompted, with the couple ending their marriage in an 'amicable' fashion.

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Simon has tried to escape his baby scandal by running away to St Tropez

Andrew, 37, had initially planned on naming and shaming Simon and hoped to humiliate him in court, but backed out of the revenge plot for the sake of his and Lauren's seven-year-old son. Instead he is settling for a $10 million divorce settlement, which Simon is apparently funding himself, and has been given Si's word that he will cater for Lauren following the divorce.

The two embattled men met up in New York before Si flew off to St Tropez to settle the bitter period, with a source close to the situation telling the UK's Daily Star; “Everyone is conscious there is a seven-year-old boy that is the priority here. They are trying to resolve this amicably. Andrew and Simon have been friends for six years so there is a lot of history there. They met in private because so much about this story has leaked out to the media.”

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Following the talks, Si jetted off to the sunny south of France to lap up the sun with a bevy of female 'friends,' including singer and his ex Sinitta and television producer Kelly Bergantz, who works for his SyCo brand. His other exes, Mezhgan Hussainy and Terri Seymour are also beleived to be holidaying with Simon too as he tries to shelter himself from the baby scandal with a month long break.

A regular holidayer in St Tropez, Simon usually hosts a number of friends and famous faces aboard his boat and the Silvermans were once regular visitors to his yacht prior to the recent scandal, but something tells us Andrew wont be making any friendly visits back there any time soon.

Once his holidays are over, it is believed that Simon is more than ready to start some kind of life with Lauren and it is believed that he is excited at the prospect of being a father. Recent reports have stated that Simon intends on renting Lauren a place in Manhattan before they eventually move in together.

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