Speaking to the New York Observer, Andrew has labelled the whole situation as “unexpected” adding that his son with Lauren, Adam, has remained his focus throughout the ordeal.
Andrew, seen here in 2013, has broken his silence
“I just wanted to refocus on what I do,” he says. “I am a regular person, not a tabloid thing. It was a fascinating experience, unexpected and shocking.
“It was a very difficult time in my life. I learned a lot, moved forward.
“My core business has continued to move forward. I learned a lot about myself as an individual, the importance of family. My focus has been on my son throughout the whole ordeal.”
Lauren and Simon welcomed their first child together in February 2014
Andrew adds that he has never wanted to be in the limelight, explaining that, despite public inteest in the “hoopla”, he has tried to remain silent.
“Being in the public spotlight is not something I envy. It’s never been my way,” he adds. “Privacy has tremendous value. I’ve tried to be as quiet as possible even though everyone wants to hear about this hoopla.”
Andrew and Lauren had been married for over 10 years when the New York businessman filed for divorce in 2013, citing adultery and naming Simon Cowell in the divorce papers.
According to the Daily Mail, the couple first met Simon when they were on holiday in Barbados.
The trio remained firmed friends until news of Lauren’s pregnancy emerged in 2013.