Simon Cowell's baby mama, Lauren Silverman, signed a divorce settlement agreement which has a shocking penalty -- if Simon goes near her 7-year-old son, she has to pay her ex a $50,000 PENALTY!
TMZ is privy to the unbelievable settlement agreement, which also provides that if Lauren violates the Simon stay-away clause 3 times, she loses all contact with her son, Adam, until a court deals with the violations.
The Simon stay-away clause only lasts until January, 2015. So presumably the kid can be around Simon in a year ... if he's still part of Lauren's life.
But the plot thickens. The settlement agreement also provides Andrew Silverman, Lauren's ex, cannot trash Simon to Adam and has a legal obligation to make sure no one else around him talks smack.
And there's a clause in the settlement that provides Lauren and Andrew both agree to prevent Adam from calling anyone other than them "mother" or "father." Translation: Simon is not your daddy.
Andrew agrees to pay Lauren $3k a month in child support ... a modest amount and it goes to what TMZ has been reporting ... that Simon will become the cash cow.
Finally, Lauren and Andrew agreed to change the cause of divorce from adultery to "broken down irretrievably."
Simon Cowell's Baby Mama
Screw Lawyers ...
I Got a Billionaire Divorce Mediator
11/14/2013 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's baby mama Lauren Silverman and her ex won't be settling any future disputes through overpaid lawyers -- they've enlisted a trusted mutual friend to hash out their differences ... a man who also happens to be a famous BILLIONAIRE.
According to the divorce settlement, Lauren and Andrew Silverman have named Sir Philip Green as a mediator. Green is the current CEO of the Arcadia Group, which owns the likes of Topshop, and is worth a reported $5.3 billion.
Under the settlement, Green will be one of two mediators (the other being attorney Martin Edelman) for the next 5 years.
We're told the reason Green was named a mediator is because Lauren, Andrew, and Simon each consider him to be a close friend -- and feel comfortable using Green as a neutral go-between.
How do they all know each other? We're told Green introduced Simon to Andrew and Lauren years ago (while Andrew and Lauren were still together) and all four of them hit it off.
Simon's Baby Mama
WE'LL GET MARRIED
... If Simon Wants to
10/1/2013 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two interesting things about this video with Simon Cowell and the woman carrying his fetus, Lauren Silverman. And it's all about who is responsible for what in their relationship.
Lauren's responsibilities -- according to the couple, Lauren is tasked with making the decision about filming the birth of their child.
*Note -- Our camera guy has volunteered for the job ... and Lauren didn't exactly turn him down.
Simon's responsibilities -- Lauren says the decision to get married is entirely up to him.
Check out the clip ... it's pretty fun video.
Makes Me LMAO
9/10/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell might be over the shock of becoming a father, at 53, but his reaction to possibly getting married on top of that is down right hysterical -- as in ... "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"
Simon called in to "TMZ Live" to discuss a possible marriage to baby mama Lauren Silverman -- and his feelings about creating his own little Mini-Me.
Simon boasted ... "If it's a boy, then there will be another me on this earth for many, many more years to come."
As for his reaction to the news he'd knocked up Lauren ... "Gulp!"
But you gotta see Simon's response to the marriage question. Classic ... bachelor.
PDA with Preggo Baby Mama
8/28/2013 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell was being smothered by his pregnant baby mama Lauren Silverman in public during a beach trip in St. Tropez this week ... which means one of two things.
1) Simon has finally come to terms with fatherhood and wants to show everyone how much he cares about Lauren.
2) He's totally passed out
Either way, CONGRATS!
Simon Cowell & Baby Mama
No More Hiding
8/24/2013 12:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
BRING ON THE KID
'I'm Proud to Be a Dad'
8/20/2013 2:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell is finally coming to terms with fatherhood ... saying he feels "good" about the fetus growing inside Lauren Silverman ... and adding, "I'm proud to be a dad."
Cowell made the comments to BBC -- the first time he's really addressed the runaway sperm that knocked up the New York socialite.
"Things are changing in my life for the better," Simon said ... adding, "[Silverman] is a very special girl."
The 53-year-old gazillionaire says he's changed his outlook on parenthood in the past few months and insinuated that he wasn't always so keen on the idea ... explaining, "Now I know I feel good about it."
So far, no word on when the baby is due.
Baby Mama Lauren Silverman
8/14/2013 11:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The path is clear for Simon Cowell, because TMZ has learned his baby mama, Lauren Silverman just settled her divorce with Andrew Silverman.
Sources connected to the case tell TMZ ... the settlement occurred a few hours ago. We're told Lauren and Andrew have agreed to some form of joint custody over their 7-year-old son.
As for money ... we're told Lauren got just north of $2 million.
And we're also told Lauren will definitely live in New York City so she can be close to her son.
Sources say Lauren and Simon are still "very much together."
Andrew tells TMZ, “As I’ve said all along, my priority was resolving this quickly for the sake of our son. Lauren and I both love him very much and I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in our lives."
I Will Never Leave My Son for Simon Cowell
8/12/2013 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lauren Silverman is pissed because she believes that her estranged hubby's friends are talking crap on her to TMZ, and what they are saying is a pack of lies, this according to close friends of Lauren.
Simon Cowell's baby mama is livid over our story that she has a hard choice to make -- move to Beverly Hills and live with Simon or stay in NY and live with her son. Her friends say she would never move away from New York.
Before Lauren totally flies off the handle she should note that our story says she's in the final stages of signing a lease for a NY apartment and is "setting up shop" in the Big Apple.
If Lauren's friends are telling the truth, it's an interesting twist because that would mean Simon would be living 2475 air miles away from his child.
Short Story: Lauren's got 2 baby daddies on separate coasts, so something's got to give.
Babies Can't Hold Me Down
I'm on a Boat!
8/12/2013 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
No fetus is gonna slow Simon Cowell's roll -- the "X Factor" judge is still partying his ass off on a yacht in the French Riviera ... with bikini-clad women ... while his pregnant baby mama is waging her divorce war back in New York.
A shirtless Simon and his mystery blonde were photographed just hours ago, soaking up the rays on France's Mediterranean coast ... not a care in the world.
Meanwhile, Simon's baby mama Lauren Silverman is toughing out nasty divorce proceedings with her estranged husband.
Simon looks concerned ... about his new first mate.
8/11/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lauren Silverman has a lot to hide --- if you believe her soon-to-be ex-husband Andrew Silverman – and she was true to form Saturday on the beach in the Hamptons.
Lauren hit the sand wearing very un-beach like attire in the 81-degree heat.
Lauren has a lot to mull over these days … moving to California to live with Simon Cowell where she will lose custody or staying in NY where she has a chance.
Do you get the feeling she likes the attention?
Simon's Baby Mama
Custody or California
... Choose One
8/10/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's baby mama Lauren Silverman is playing “LET'S MAKE A DEAL” with estranged hubby Andrew Silverman -- and door number 1 is custody … door number 2 is living with Simon in California.
As TMZ previously reported both Lauren and Andrew want custody of their 7-year-old son. Sources connected to couple tell us they are still in active negotiations to settle the divorce, which involves not only custody but finances and division of property.
Our sources say everyone in the negotiation --- including Lauren --- has conceded that she cannot move the kid 2475 air miles away from Andrew ... a judge would never buy that anyway. As a result we've learned Lauren is in the final stages of getting a NY apartment and has even taken steps to set up shop there.
Our sources say it's pretty obvious in the end neither Lauren nor Andrew will have full custody – there will be a division…. something like joint custody.
If, however, Lauren decides to move to California to be with Simon and their unborn baby, we’re told her parental role with the 7 year old will diminish significantly.
One source connected with the couple tells us … Lauren is considering the move in part because the Beverly Hills estate provides more of a shield from public scorn than the crowded streets of New York.
Sources say the negotiations are active and the progress is steady.
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.