TODAY   |  August 21, 2013

Simon Cowell: I’m ‘proud to be a dad’

The “X-Factor” judge opens up about fatherhood to a BBC reporter, expressing pride for both Lauren Silverman and their expected child. On the gender of the baby, Cowell simply responds, “I don’t care.”

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>> 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.