Simon Cowell has finally confirmed his worst kept secret, that he is to become a father as he appeared at the premiere of One Direction’s film ‘This Is Us’ on Tuesday night.
According to The Huffington Post, the ‘X Factor’ boss said he was ‘proud’ to be a dad, as he spoke to reporters on the red carpet of the event.
“I’m proud to be a dad,” Simon told the BBC. “It’s something I hadn’t thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it.”
Reports have been circulating for weeks that his friend’s wife, Lauren Silverman, is pregnant with his child, but he had neither confirmed nor denied the reports until now.
Simon even said of Lauren Silverman: “She’s a very special girl”.
“Things are changing in my life right now, for the better,” he said.
Simon had earlier joked about fatherhood speaking to red carpet host Will Best, saying of One Direction: “This is like a dream come true… I feel like a father.”
Will was quick to jest back: “We won’t go there!”
Last week, it was revealed how Simon had avoided a court appearance, when Lauren settled her divorce from husband Andrew, after he was named as a co-respondent in legal papers filed by his former friend.