Fatherhood is really starting to kick in for Simon Cowell!
The X Factor judge, who's expecting his first baby with socialite Lauren Silverman, spoke with The Times of London newspaper about seeing his child's ultrasound.
Simon Cowell Addresses Baby News
"It is just surreal. You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around," he shared. "I feel very paternal right now. So, I'm very happy."
Just days after the surprise pregnancy was revealed, Simon attended the Television Critics Association press tour in early August, where he told Life & Style he couldn't talk much about the news.
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“I would love to, but I have to respect a lot of people’s feelings right now,” he shared. “There are a lot of things I would eventually love to clear up when the time is right, but I really have to be sensitive. There are a lot of people’s feelings involved.”
Why was that?
Lauren, 36, is the wife of Simon's former friend Andrew Silverman. The now separated couple have one child together, a 7-year-old son. Two weeks before the news of Lauren's pregnancy went public, Andrew filed for a “fault divorce based on adultery” citing Simon as a co-respondent.
But since Aug. 20, Simon, who once said he didn't want children, has been opening up about his future daddy role.
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“I’m proud to be a dad…It’s something I hadn’t thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it,” he said at the premiere of One Direction’s film This Is Us. “Things are changing in my life right now, for the better.”
Simon and Lauren recently vacationed together in the South of France. The pair were seen laughing, smiling and holding hands.
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