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Lauren Silverman's mother is speaking about the recent news that her daughter is expecting Simon Cowell's first child.
"This is my daughter we're talking about," Carole Saland told E! News. "She's a wonderful girl and a wonderful mother."
Saland also responded to reports that Lauren's husband, Andrew, was caught off guard by the news.
"All I can say is her marriage had been on the rocks for some time," she confirmed.
According to the New York Post, Andrew filed divorce papers in New York two weeks ago. The wealthy real estate developer cited adultery as his reasoning for the end of the marriage and named the X Factor judge as a co-respondent in the papers.
This means that the Brit may be called to the stand as a witness to describe in detail his relationship with the pregnant brunette. While on the stand, Simon could potentially be asked to reveal his financial information to the court—he is currently said to be worth around $350 million.
Andrew's brother, Alexander, told the Post, "It is an unbelievable story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story."
Simon was most recently spotted Wednesday night in Los Angeles where he was leaving The X Factor studios just hours after the news broke.
The 53-year-old producer declined to comment on the baby-mama drama as the paps snapped pics and congratulated the father-to-be, who appeared stoic and pulled together, despite the current pregnancy scandal.
He is also expected to be at 2013 Summer TCAs Press Tour today to discuss season three of The X Factor.