Now that the divorce has been finalized between his pregnant lover Lauren Silverman and her husband Andrew, Simon Cowell is finally publicly discussing the fact that he’s going to be a proud papa.
“I’m proud to be a dad” he told media at the This Is Us premiere with One Direction in London Tuesday night.
And despite the fact that he’s been on the record in the past about not wanting kids he said “I feel good about it” when asked if he was up for the challenge.
Simon caused quite the scandal when news broke on July 31 that he had been having a longtime affair with 36-year-old Lauren – wife of his close friend and real estate magnate Andrew Silverman and that she was ten weeks pregnant with his child. The Silvermans have since reached a divorce settlement, clearing the path for Simon and Lauren to officially becoming a couple as her pregnancy progresses.