TODAY | August 21, 2013
>> simon cowell finally speaking out after weeks of speculation. the popular x factor judge is confirming reports that he is about to become a father. at last night's premiere of the new one direction movie he told the bbc that things in his life are changing for the better.
>> i'm proud to be a dad.
>> how does that feel? why do you want to talk about it? what has it meant to you?
>> well, you know, it's something i hadn't thought of before and then now i know i feel good about it.
>> do you know if you're having a boy or a girl.
>> i don't know.
>> simon is expecting his first child with lauren silverman who reportedly just settled her divorce with simon's former friend.
>> can you imagine having him as a dad. you come home from preschool, you know, it's a mess, your backpack is terrible.