Simon Cowell Confirms Baby News: ‘I’m Proud To Be A Dad’

Simon Cowell, who previously dodged questions about his impending fatherhood, has spoken out about his baby with Lauren Silverman.

At Tuesday’s London premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, the X Factor judge publicly confirmed for the first time that he is expecting a child with the New York socialite, telling the BBC, “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 added. “Things are changing in my life right now, for the better.”

Cowell’s public statement came after Lauren has settled her divorce with real estate mogul Andrew Silverman, who she was still married to at the time of their tryst.

However, there’s one person who’s not too thrilled with Cowell’s new daddy duties: his former fianceé, Mezhgan Hussainy.

She’s furious, humiliated and angry, but she can’t do anything because she put her career on back burner and he supports her financially and emotionally,” said a source close to the makeup artist told Celebuzz.

“She trusted him with everything so she can’t do anything about it. His PR and security teams control everything. She feels trapped.

“It’s been a rude awakening.”