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- Mother-to-be Lauren Silverman seen shopping at a Hamptons toy store
- Husband is staying with her at seaside home but couple are said to be barely talking
- The two have been arguing over custody rights ever since news broke that she was expecting a baby with longtime friend Simon Cowel
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Stewart Eisenberg said that Lauren slept with Cowell because she was lonely and you ‘can’t put a credit card under your arm when you go out to dinner’.
Family: Lauren, left, with her mother Carole Davis and a family friend
Love triangle: Lauren Silverman pictured with Simon Cowell and her husband, Andrew, left, on a yacht
He revealed that in her youth Lauren ‘broke a lot of hearts’ and had men lining up to date her as she was ‘breathtaking’ in her beauty.
Her mother Carole also has a checkered romantic history as she lured Mr Eisenberg away from the woman he was seeing when they first met - and married her next husband ‘five minutes’ after they eventually divorced.
Mr Eisenberg, 73, was Carole’s second husband and was married to her for 20 years until they divorced in 2004.
Fresh-faced: Lauren Davis, in her year book in 1993, turned heads from a young age
He spoke out as Lauren, 36, and husband Andrew, 37, continued their crisis talks at their $4 million home in Bridgehampton, New York, over her infidelity.
The couple are said to be hardly talking but are staying in the same house to try to keep things normal for their seven-year-old son Adam, who has been staying there while attending a nearby summer camp.
Lauren meanwhile is 10 weeks pregnant with Cowell’s child, after having an affair which may have been going on for more than a year.
Mr Eisenberg, a real estate mogul who lives in Miami, said that Andrew’s long hours and frequent trips away from the family’s New York-based Andalex Group property company may have left Lauren feeling like a bored housewife.
She had a driver, fancy clothes, holiday homes and a lifestyle few could dream of - but no man around to dote on her.
Instead she began taking holidays with Cowell, who was a friend of the couple’s and was more than happy to have her on his yacht.
Mr Eisenberg said that for the past six summers the Silvermans and Cowell have ‘all spent time together’ - illustrating the depth of what Andrew’s brother Alexander has called ‘an unbelievable story of betrayal’.
Mr Eisenberg said: ‘I think he is smitten and overwhelmed by Lauren as she is with him. She was not too happy in her marriage and got swept away.
‘I mean she had the money but you can't cuddle up to five Gucci bags and a credit card or take them under your arm when you go out to dinner.
‘I don't think either one intended to plant the seed, but I think they will rise to the occasion and make everything all right.’
Growing up: Stewart Eisenberg with his wife Carole has talked about Lauren's early years
Break: Lauren is spotted taking her seven-year-old son shopping in Bridgehampton, where she is staying with her husband
Coming home: Andrew Silverman spotted arriving back at his house in Bridgehampton, New York Friday
He said: ‘Things have not been great between he and Lauren for a while.
‘She is certainly not a gold digger. That's ridiculous. She is very talented and had her own career in fashion and Andrew was very successful in real estate. She doesn't need Simon's money.’
Carole married Mr Eisenberg in 1989 having met him at the Cricket Club, a country club in Miami.
He was working out a lot and Carole ‘spotted’ him and, though he was with someone at the time, they got together because the ‘timing’ felt right.