Music mogul Simon Cowell recently said before he broke up with the married woman he was having an affair with, he had no clue she was carrying his love child. The UK Daily Mail reports that the X-Factor judge and American Idol creator broke up with Lauren Silverman six weeks ago.
Silverman’s husband real estate tycoon Andrew Silverman and Cowell were good friends. The Silvermans have a 7-year old daughter and are undergoing a bitter divorce. Mr. Silverman has requested sole custody of their child and claims that his wife used to abandon the family for weeks at a time to cavort with celebrities, according to TMZ.
Cowell has pledged to provide $4.6 million a year in child support until the baby turns 21, the Mail reports.
Messy, but this type of pay day will only embolden side pieces even more, it seems. And it seems you don’t even have to be single to be a paid-in-full side piece anymore.