Infidelity is a common cause for divorce in the country. Illinois is one of only a few states that allows a party to claim adultery as a grounds for a divorce.
However, in divorce proceedings an affair will rarely extend beyond calling for the end of a marriage, and when it comes to deciding child custody, maintenance and other factors, infidelity carries little weight in the courtroom.
Simon Cowell has been listed as a co-respondent in the divorce paperwork filed by Andrew Silverman. Cowell is reportedly expecting a child with Andrew Silverman’s soon to be ex-wife, Lauren Silverman. Divorce paperwork filed by Andrew Silverman in New York alleged adultery as the grounds for divorce. By listing Cowell as the co-respondent, Cowell may be called to testify in court about his relationship with Lauren and his financial situation. The court may also order a DNA test of the unborn child.