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Few affairs got messier last year than the one between former American Idol judge Simon Cowell and New York socialite Lauren Silverman. The two, friends for years, announced their romantic entanglement in July 2013 with the news Lauren was expecting Simon’s son. The only problem: She was married to another man.

Nine months and one successful labor and delivery later, Lauren’s now ex-husband is breaking his silence about the whole matter. Andrew Silverman, who’s a well-known real estate developer in the Big Apple, recently spoke with the New York Observer, and his particularly even-keeled tone may come as a surprise from a man whose close friend impregnated his one-time wife.

“Being in the public spotlight is not something I envy,” the 37-year-old told the Observer of the “very difficult time” in his life. “Privacy has tremendous value. I’ve tried to be as quiet as possible even though everyone wants to hear about this hoopla.”

Andrew and Lauren have an 8-year-old son together so she’s not exactly out of the picture forever. That said, Andrew doesn’t sound like he wants any more drama.

“I just wanted to refocus on what I do,” he explains. “I am a regular person, not a tabloid thing. It was a fascinating experience, unexpected and shocking.”

And the award for Biggest Understatement of the Year goes to...

Source: New York Observer

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