(Yahoo!) - Simon Cowell is free to make Lauren Silverman his missus.
The "X Factor" judge's ladylove has officially ended her marriage to Andrew Silverman. The socialite, who's expecting a baby with Cowell, finalized her divorce proceedings in New York Civil Court on Wednesday, according to E! News. (A rep for Lauren has not yet responded to omg!'s request for comment.)
The settlement was initially reached in August. Andrew, who named Simon a co-respondent in his divorce filing, and Lauren will reportedly share joint custody of their 7-year-old son, who will reside in New York City. The mom-to-be was awarded a little over $2 million from the financier.
Lauren's new relationship status paves the way for a wedding to Simon — if the prickly British TV personality decides to pop the question. And things certainly seem to be pointing in that direction. For the last month, rumors have swirled that he has already purchased an engagement ring for his pregnant gal pal, who is gearing up for her baby shower this weekend. No word on when he'll drop down to one knee, but it could be before baby Cowell arrives. On Ryan Seacrest's radio show in September, a lovestruck Simon said, "Let's put it this way, I wouldn't expect her to be a single mother."
Over the summer Simon's personal life made major headlines when it was revealed Lauren was expecting his child while she was married to Andrew. Even juicier — the reality TV mogul had been friends with both of the Silvermans, vacationing with them on multiple occasions. Talk about awkward!
Simon has yet to address Lauren's divorce being made official (omg! reached out to his rep), but he's been busy stirring up other drama as well. On Wednesday's "X Factor" he made insensitive comments about cutting in front of Demi Lovato, who has a history of self-harm. Fans took to Twitter to support the "Heart Attack" singer and try to make Simon aware of his gaffe.
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