He was going to have to admit it sooner or later! At the premiere of One Direction’s movie This Is Us, Simon Cowell finally admitted that he’s expecting a child with old friend Lauren Silverman.
“I’m proud to be a dad,” the 53-year-old admitted. “It’s something I hadn’t thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it.”
The news that Simon was expecting a child with his married friend (she’s since split from Andrew Silverman) began circulating weeks ago, but until now, neither party has publicly commented on the situation. Earlier this month, The X-Factor judge told reporters that the matter was one he would be keeping private for the moment.
Well, what a difference a couple of weeks makes, because at Tuesday’s premiere, the Brit was far from tight-lipped. “Things are changing in my life right now, for the better,” he added. “She [Lauren]’s a very special girl.”
Things are bound to get quite complicated, though, because while Simon is filming The X-Factor in Los Angeles, Lauren will be living in New York to be with she and Andrew’s 7-year-old son. We’ll see what happens!