Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman and their unborn spawn are making it official ... stepping out together for the first time IN PUBLIC since news of their relationship broke.
The pic was snapped in the South of France Saturday -- where the two are vacationing together amidst other rich people ... looking carefree and happy.
Probably has something to do with that whole nasty-divorce-settled thing.
Ty Lawson's Preggo GF
He Shoved Me
8/20/2013 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Denver Nuggets star Ty Lawson allegedly shoved his pregnant girlfriend before he was arrested for domestic violence on Saturday, this according to the police report -- but the girlfriend was arrested too.
According to the report, police were called to Lawson's Denver home around 9AM Saturday morning in response to a report of a domestic argument involving Lawson and his gf Ashley Pettiford -- aka Ashley King from "Bad Girls Club" -- who is six months pregnant.
When they arrived, Pettiford was crying, and explained that she and Lawson had been arguing because she overheard him talking to another woman on his phone the night before.
She told police she tried to pack her things to leave Lawson because she'd had enough, but he stopped her and pushed her onto their bed. She says she responded by throwing his phone and breaking it. Lawson then allegedly grabbed her phone and dunked it under water.
Pettiford said she knew her baby was okay despite the incident because she felt it moving afterward, but Lawson was still placed under arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, as well as criminal mischief (for throwing Pettiford's phone) and harassment.
Pettiford was arrested for criminal mischief (for destroying Lawson's phone) and domestic violence. They have both since been released on $1,000 bond.
'I Always Wanted a Boy'
8/12/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Josh Duhamel is having a little BOY ... and he's totally psyched about it -- telling TMZ, "It's gonna be fun to teach him what I know."
Duhamel's wife Fergie is due next month -- and at LAX this weekend, the "Transformers" star told us how pumped he is that the ultrasound showed boy parts.
During the convo, our photog had an honest moment -- telling Josh he's nervous about having children because he's scared to death to have a girl ... with the dating and the makeup and the whathaveyou.
Josh told the photog he feels his pain -- explaining, "I have 3 sisters. It wasn't fun as an older brother."
So, what's easier -- raising a boy or raising a girl? Someone's gotta have the answer ...
Scorned Hubby Says, DUH
The Warning Signs were There!
8/8/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's relationship with Lauren Silverman was going on right under Andrew Silverman's nose, and he at the very least "kinda knew" what was going on ... this according to friends of the couple.
Multiple sources tell TMZ ... Lauren would spend hours on the phone at her home talking to Simon, and Andrew heard the whole thing. Several of their friends tell us they believe Andrew knew that Simon was banging his wife, and they think the outrage he's expressing now is a giant crock.
Several sources close to Andrew shade the story slightly differently. They say Andrew is telling them looking back there were plenty of "warning signs" but he just didn't pick up on them. They also acknowledge Andrew knew that Simon and Lauren were "flirting," but he didn't think that necessarily meant they were banging.
As for settling the divorce ... we're told they're still at an impasse, but continue to talk.
Get Me Out of This Divorce!
8/5/2013 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell is upset ... very upset he's in the middle of what is becoming a bitter divorce between Andrew Silverman and Simon's soon-to-be baby mama Lauren Silverman, and he's pressuring her to settle ... sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell TMZ.
We're told Simon HATES the bad publicity, which he feels is making him look like an underhanded cad. Our sources say Simon has painted a clear picture to Lauren -- the money she'll get from Andrew is minimal because of their prenup, so any significant cash will come from Mr. X Factor himself.
We're told Lauren is nervous and doesn't want to upset Simon, so she's feeling the heat. Her problem -- she and Andrew are at odds over custody of their 7-year-old son, and she feels she may have to give too much in order to end things and appease Simon.
Although both sides have said they want to resolve the divorce amicably for the sake of their kids, we can tell you there's a lot of bad blood on both sides and it's getting really nasty.
I Was In the Dark
8/4/2013 1:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Andrew Silverman is PISSED after reading the TMZ post Saturday, in which close friends of Lauren told us she's upset at allegations she cheated on him ... because she says he knew about her relationship with Simon Cowell from the get go.
A close friend of the couple tells TMZ ... the notion that Andrew knew about the relationship is ridiculous, adding "She knows this isn't true."
Another thing that pissed Andrew off ... that sources told us Lauren was upset at stones being cast at her because Andrew partied with girls all over the world (though she never used the word "cheating.").
Andrew's friend tells us Andrew says it sounds like "a desperate attempt to smear him."
And the plot thickens. Lauren's lawyer fired off an email to us, saying a lot of the comments attributed to his client are inaccurate, though he doesn't specify which. He also says Lauren and Andrew are trying to settle the divorce privately.
As for Andrew ... the friend says "The two of them have been spending time trying to sort it out and keep things as normal as possible for the kid and this doesn't help."
You Be the Judge
8/4/2013 12:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell is in plenty of hot water ... which is what happens when you bang your friends wife and knock her up. Now Andrew Silverman is fighting Lauren for custody of their kid in a bitter divorce. So we gotta ask ...
So, I Knocked Up My Friend's Estranged Wife?
8/4/2013 12:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's Baby Mama
I Didn't Cheat
My Hubby Knew Everything
8/3/2013 6:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
UPDATE: We got an email from Lauren's lawyer, saying "Many of the statements [in our story] are simply inaccurate," though he does not specify which. He adds the parties are trying to settle the case confidentially, on a "private basis."
Lauren Silverman -- the woman who is pregnant with Simon Cowell's baby -- is telling close friends she is outraged at her estranged husband's "shock" that Simon was banging her ... because she says he knew what was going on the whole time and he was doing the same thing.
Sources close to Lauren tell TMZ ... Lauren is bitching that she hooked up with Simon partly because her estranged husband Andrew Silverman was cavorting around the world and partying with girls on various continents.
What's more ... Lauren is telling her friends her relationship with Simon evolved right in front of Andrew and he never said he had a problem with it -- it was a tacit mutual understanding.
Lauren is saying she would speak to Simon several times a day on the telephone and Andrew knew they were talking.
Lauren says she visited Simon in England several times and Andrew had no problem with the trips -- and it was obvious what was going on.
Lauren is beyond pissed that Andrew is now feigning shock, because she says he knew everything from the get go.
As for their divorce, Lauren is telling friends, there are no real money issues. The real sticking point is their 7-year-old son. Andrew wants full custody but Lauren is saying no way in hell will he get that.
In fact ... Lauren says she wants primary custody and will fight tooth and nail to get it. Although she admits that she sometimes travels, she says he is away much more than her and she is the better parent.
Simon Cowell's Ex-Fiancee
HAPPY For Him
... No Really
8/3/2013 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's ex-fiancée is doing something rarely seen in Hollywood -- treating his baby news like a bonafide adult because she's actually HAPPY for him ... sources tell TMZ.
After news broke Cowell knocked up Lauren Silverman ... it was reported that his ex-fiancée of two years Mezhgan Hussainy was devastated, thinking it should have been her.
Sources close to Mezhgan tell us, that couldn't be further from the truth. She and Simon have remained close since their split -- they're good friends and talk almost every day.
In fact, Simon told Mezhgan about the baby weeks ago -- and she immediately called Lauren, who she's also friends with, to offer her congrats and support ... knowing how stressful the media attention can be.
Bottom line: she's thrilled for the couple. As long as Simon's happy, she's happy.
Gotta say ... it's kind of refreshing.
He'll Pay Dearly
For Love Child
8/3/2013 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The friend Simon Cowell betrayed wants out of his marriage STAT ... because he thinks his wife is a starf**ker who doesn't need any money from him because she'll get a ton of cash from Simon ... sources close to the couple tell TMZ.
Our sources say Andrew Silverman is gunning for primary custody of their 7-year-old son because Lauren is deficient as a parent ... often disappearing for long periods of time to hang with celebs. We're told Andrew found out of her affair with Simon this Spring, and was shocked when he saw a pic on TMZ Friday ... showing Simon and Lauren kissing in August, 2012, on a boat HE chartered.
We're told there is a prenup and the money issues in the divorce are "minor." The real issue is custody. As one source said, aside from the fact that Andrew doesn't think Lauren is a very good parent, there's an element of revenge for being utterly humiliated.
We're told all 3 people in the relationship want the divorce to happen ASAP. Simon feels it's a disaster for his TV show and public image. As for Lauren and Andrew, they both agree on one thing ... Simon pays well. They both expect Simon will do what he's done with his other girlfriends -- open up the vault.
Randy On Simon
From One Dog to Another
8/3/2013 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Randy Jackson predictably sidestepped our question about his good bud "American Idol" cohort Simon Cowell.
Randy had just landed at LAX and he pretended like he was coming from Mars when we asked about the happy-ish news that Simon was about to become a daddy after secretly banging his friend's wife.
His reaction ... well, he made it his own.
I'm Crazy About Lauren
And the Baby!
8/2/2013 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell is solely focused on Lauren Silverman and their unborn baby -- despite allegations of betrayal from her estranged husband ... sources close to the couple tell TMZ.
We're told Simon is saying privately that his baby will "want for nothing." He will gladly provide for the child, and not just financially. Simon is saying he will be a committed, fully-involved parent and says he wants a big role in raising the child.
As for Lauren ... people who know Simon say he's never been happier than when he's with her.
Simon is telling friends he knows the situation is "complicated," but he's very confident it will all pass and his relationship with Lauren will endure this situation