added: 5 Aug 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Simon Cowell's close female friends reportedly "warned him" to be careful about his alleged relationship with Lauren Silverman.
The New York socialite is rumoured to be pregnant with Simon's baby and is around ten weeks along. She is married to his good friend Andrew Silverman, who has filed papers to divorce Lauren and named Simon in them.
The music mogul is known for staying close to his ex-girlfriends and is particularly good pals with Sinitta, Jackie St Clair and Terri Seymour. It's been suggested the women were always wary of Lauren.
"Simon was warned - on multiple occasions - that he needed to be careful. Everyone was aware that they were hooking up and that Lauren was married. Naturally, Simon's friends were very concerned about the situation and made that known to him," an insider told RadarOnline.
Simon is said to be shell-shocked about the situation as he had not planned on having a baby with Lauren.
He was all smiles at a One Direction concert in Las Vegas over the weekend and is now thought to have travelled to the south of France. He will holiday on a yacht there and plans to take stock of the situation away from the public spotlight.
It's been claimed he is upset about being mentioned in the divorce documentation and last week he refused to discuss the rumours about his personal life when quizzed on them.
According to TMZ, the 53-year-old star is hoping Lauren will choose to settle the divorce rather than drag it out into a long battle.
"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," reports the website.
One issue is that Andrew and Lauren have a seven-year-old son so need to come to an agreement about his custody.
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