Simon Cowell Confirms that He Will be a Dad

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In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, Simon Cowell made his first confirmation that he will soon become a father.

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"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.