News Simon Cowell Confirms that He Will be a Dad By ETonline Staff 2:28 PM PDT, August 20, 2013 Getty Images In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, Simon Cowell made his first confirmation that he will soon become a father. RELATED: Cowell Expecting Child With Married Woman "Things are changing in my life right now for the better," Cowell, 53, said at the London premiere of One Direction: This Is Us. "I'm proud to be a dad."Until now, Cowell has kept mum on having a baby with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman. "[Lauren] is a very special girl," Cowell said.News of the pregnancy broke last month when Silverman was already 10 weeks along.