Simon Cowell talks being a dad to baby with Lauren Silverman

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Though he's dodged questions regarding becoming a dad until now, Simon Cowell is finally opening up a bit about having a baby with his former friend's ex-wife, Lauren Silverman. Simon fathered the child while the couple were still married, albeit estranged. Of all places for Simon to address the issue, of course it was on the red carpet for "One Direction: This Is Us."

While attending the premiere, Simon was questioned about becoming a father by Us Weekly. "I'm happy and excited," he says. "It's a great time in my life." What he didn't clarify is his relationship with Silverman. It's been reported that the two are still together.

This will be the first child for Simon, but the second for Lauren, who has a son with her ex-husband, Andrew Silverman. The two reportedly share custody of the child as a result of their divorce settlement.
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