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Plot thickens in Simon Cowell affair


The story just gets tawdrier by the day.

The Hallandale Beach socialite Simon Cowell allegedly impregnated partook in some pretty scandalous behavior, even as a teen.

The New York Daily News reports that Lauren Silverman left Miami Country Day School after having an affair with a married English teacher, transferring to University School of Nova Southeastern University in Davie when her mom Carole Saland got wind of her forbidden trysts.

Fellow classmates told the paper that 36-year-old Silverman (nee Davis) was 16 and a sophomore when she began a fling with Steve Lewis, 10 years her senior. The two got intimate while away at Camp Aurora Christian Camp in Lake Wales, Fl.

“They were having a two-month sexual affair,” a former classmate blabbed. “Everybody in the upper school knew what was going on. It was a huge deal, especially for a little private school.”

Lewis, also the junior varsity football coach, was asked to resign but his marriage stayed intact, and the couple eventually moved to Montana, according to London’s The Mail on Sunday. Apparently, no charges were filed; Lewis is no longer teaching.

“He had to leave town because of this bimbo!” father Peter Lewis told the outlet.

A call to the alumni/media relations office at Miami Country Day went unanswered Monday, but the alumni office at University School did confirm a person named “Lauryn Davis” graduated in 1995. Hmmm.

Though Cowell and the still married Silverman (already a mother of one) are not an item, the 53-year-old multimillionaire will provide for the baby, according to widespread UK reports.

Madeleine Marr

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