Simon Cowell Finally Confirms He'll Be a Dad

Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures

Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures

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!

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