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By now, you’ve likely heard that Simon Cowell got his longtime friend’s wife, Lauren Silverman, knocked up... and that Lauren and her ex-husband are now in the middle of a divorce.

But just in case you thought Simon and Lauren’s relationship was a fleeting romance or a one-time thing, think again! Us Weekly is reporting that the two have been having an affair for four years; having first started their extramarital romance way back in 2009.

"Lauren has loved Simon forever," says a source close to the NYC socialite tells the mag. "And they started having an affair four years ago." Apparently, the relationship had been little more than a fling before. But as soon as Simon learned that Lauren was carrying his child, things got serious... fast.

"Simon and Lauren are together," a Silverman family source says. "They talk 100 times a day."

But Simon and Lauren had known each other for five years before things took a turn for the romantic. They first met in 2004, whereas their affair reportedly began in 2009.

Though Lauren and her husband, Andrew Silverman, were just newlyweds when they first befriended Simon, the happy couple’s romance soon hit a sour note. "The marriage was not made in heaven," Lauren's mother, Carole Saland, tells the mag.

The answer to finding happiness despite all your marital troubles? Simon Cowell, apparently. Who’d have thought?

Source: Us Weekly



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