EXCLUSIVE: The $20,000-a-month love nest Simon Cowell plans to share with his pregnant lover
- X Factor multi-millionaire has made it clear he will look after NY socialite Lauren Silverman and their child - and now the pair are moving in together
- They are officially a couple and the striking brunette has told friends that she wants to marry Cowell
By Sara Nathan
PUBLISHED: 19:51, 9 August 2013 | UPDATED: 20:44, 9 August 2013
X Factor supremo Simon Cowell is finalising a deal to rent his pregnant lover a luxury apartment as she works out her divorce, MailOnline can reveal today.
The 53-year-old star - who is standing by New York socialite Lauren Silverman and their child - will pay $20,000-a-month for the sprawling three-bed property in NYC.
The couple are also now discussing which of Cowell's many properties they will also share - as he already owns multi-million dollar homes in Beverly Hills and London.
Cowell and Lauren are officially a couple, according to friends, and the music mogul is keen that she finalises her divorce from property millionaire Andrew Silverman as quickly and peacefully as possible. Moving in together will mark the first building block for their future.
Home, sweet, home? Simon Cowell is believed to be setting up his pregnant lover Lauren Silverman in a luxury Manhattan condo
Modern chic: The lounge at Lauren Silverman's new apartment
It was reported this week by the Mirror that Lauren will move into Cowell's $15million mansion on the Trousdale estate in Beverly Hills. Cowell has also spent years renovating his other $22 million Beverly Hills mansion and owns an $11.6 million house in West London's wealthy Holland Park.A deal is nearly agreed on the rental property - which remains on the market. Lauren will need a New York base as it's likely she will share custody of her seven-year-old son Adam with her soon-to-be ex husband Andrew.
And Cowell can most certainly afford it as today Forbes magazine listed him as the highest-paid TV personality of the year - tied with Howard Stern.
He is said to be worth $200 million and made $95 million in the past year alone - mainly due to his ownership stakes in The X Factor, now shown in 41 countries as well as the Got Talent format, which is the biggest-selling TV franchise in the world.
Renovation: Simon Cowell's $22million Beverly Hills home which he has spent years and millions of dollars renovating
New home? It was reported this week that Simon Cowell may also give Lauren Silverman his home in the exclusive Beverly Hills neighborhood,Trousdale Estates
London calling: Cowell's $11.6million home in Holland Park
Lauren, 36, is said to be 10 weeks pregnant.
She has been seen in the city this week after spending the weekend at her rented $4 million Hamptons home with her estranged husband.
The couple have been trying to come to terms over their divorce and custody arrangements.
Having met Cowell in Barbados in 2007 alongside her husband, it is still unclear as to when Lauren embarked on an affair with him.
Friends: Andrew Silverman was said to be one of Cowell's good pals
In January, Lauren posted a cryptic message about soulmates to her Instagram page.
The 36-year-old socialite uploaded an image with the words: 'Throughout life you will meet one person who is unlike any other.'
Along with the image Lauren also added her own words to the message and commented: 'True friendship and true love are rare like diamonds. To be cherished and treasured and to be hold onto with all you've got. Be kind. Love with raw passion and with all your heart. And finally, strive to learn and practice the act of forgiveness. X'
This week, a source close to Lauren, told Us Weekly magazine: 'Lauren has loved Simon forever. And they started having an affair four years ago.'
The source added that the couple were originally only hooking up sporadically but they are more serious now that Lauren is pregnant.
The insider added: 'Simon and Lauren are together. They talk 100 times a day.'
As soon as the news of the pregnancy broke last week, a friend told MailOnline that Lauren had said she is in love with Cowell and wants to marry him.
And when asked about the baby, another pal said: 'Simon has given all his exes houses - so of course he's going to be generous to his own child', adding that 'he has not even considered not looking after this baby.
All white: The minimalist kitchen at the apartment that Simon Cowell is believed to be renting for his pregnant lover Lauren Silverman
Treelined: The Manhattan apartment is on one of the city's most exclusive streets
Couple: Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are now making plans to start a life together
'Anyone who knows him knows that he's generous to a fault. Lauren keeps saying that she just wants to be with him, she's so in love with him, they're very good together. She makes him relax and have fun.
'She's fun loving, she loves a party and a giggle. Simon's himself around her, she's been good for him. He's so happy.'
Cowell has yet to make any official comment on Lauren's pregnancy, telling People last week: 'There are a lot of things I will eventually clear up when the time is right, but I really have to be sensitive because there's a lot of people's feelings involved here.'
He is now in Europe and will take to the seas around the South of France in the coming days.
Cryptic message: Lauren posted a picture to Instagram that talked about soul mates
Deep and meaningful? The socialite posted her own message underneath the quote on her Instagram page, which has since been deleted