Simon Cowell has revealed plans to marry pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman, whom he will be welcoming a baby boy with in February.
He phoned in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and gushed about the excitement of having his first child.
Simon seemed like a different guy, very upbeat and excited sounding.
Simon gushed, “I am happy at the moment actually. It’s kind of an unusual feeling.Overall, everything is fine. But obviously I had a very traumatic time over the summer.”
The “X Factor” judge also admits, “I genuinely never thought [me being a Dad] was going to happen … Partly because I was scared of who I was going to have kids with…[but] Lauren and I get along really well and once I got used to the idea I thought, ‘I think this is going to be very good.'”
Simon and Lauren haven’t decided on where their child will be born, but Simon prefers London.
He joked, “Obviously, I would have to make sure the baby has an English accent. But in all seriousness, he adds, I said to Lauren, ‘What if I just play me on tape while the baby is sleeping so the baby can hear me and have a British accent and his first words will be, ‘You’re absolutely useless!'”
Ryan asked if Simon Cowell would be present during the delivery. The smart-aleck music mogul replied, “Are you out of your mind? I know this sounds awful, but it’s like you don’t want to go in to the restaurant while they’re making your dinner. I think there are certain things you shouldn’t see and that is one of them. I’ll be very close by, but no [I won’t watch.] ”
The most surprising part of the radio interview came when Simon was asked if he planned to marry Lauren Silverman.
Cowell replied, “Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t expect her to be a single mother.”
After Cowell had an affair with Lauren, she split with husband Andrew and will now will share custody of their son Adam, eight.
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