New York socialite Taylor Stein is the mother of a love child with the Estee Lauder heir, William Lauder. They met at a party at Lauder's Aspen Colorado mansion in 2000, when he was married to his wife Karen, who is the mother of two of his daughters.
Celebrity Net Worth’s recent article entitled “Estee Lauder Heir Embroiled In Legal Drama With Baby Mama” says that Lauder and Stein's affair began a year later and in 2005, then she got pregnant.
Lauder reportedly asked Stein to terminate the pregnancy because he was in the middle of a contentious divorce from Karen. Their marriage ultimately ended in 2009, but Stein got pregnant again in 2006 and their daughter was born in May 2007. Lauder moved Stein and his baby daughter to Aspen to keep his personal life out of the limelight.
Lauder is the grandson and an heir of Estee Lauder and is the executive chairman of Estee Lauder.
Taylor Stein is the daughter of the late Howard Stein, who was a New York City nightclub impresario behind 80s hot spots Au Bar and Xenon. Her grandfather Ruby Stein was a loan shark who was murdered. His headless body was found floating in Jamaica Bay in 1977.
Stein and Lauder have had a difficult relationship for years. In November 2012, Stein was arrested after she allegedly punched Lauder in the face during a fight they had on a street in Los Angeles. She pled guilty to a domestic assault charge and was sentenced to 19 days of community service.
Stein reportedly signed an agreement with Lauder in 2007 that would give her one million dollars every year provided she didn't publicly disclose who the father of her child was and that she stayed at least 100 yards away from any member of the Lauder family in New York, Aspen and Palm Beach.
Their battle was recently reignited in late 2020, when their 13-year-old daughter put a post on social media saying her parents were divorced. The Estee Lauder heir saw this as a violation of the 2007 agreement. Stein is now accusing Lauder of backing out of their arrangement to support them. She also allegedly accused Lauder of a campaign of harassment against her, including hiring private detectives to watch her.
In 2018, she filed a complaint that Lauder was refusing to honor their agreement and was trying to evict her, their teenaged daughter and the 10-year-old son Stein adopted from their 6,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, five-bathroom home.
Stein and Lauder appeared to have reached a settlement in the fall of 2020, until the social media post irked Lauder and sent him fuming again.
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Reference: Celebrity Net Worth (March 30, 2021) “Estee Lauder Heir Embroiled In Legal Drama With Baby Mama”