Simon Cowell is going to be a dad!
The 53-year-old X Factor judge and notorious bachelor is expecting his first child with New York socialist Lauren Silverman, 36.
And, wait for it…Silverman is still married to real estate mogul Andrew Silverman, a close friend of Cowell’s.
Cowell, 53, has often spoke out about his lack of interest in having a children.
“God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts,” he said in 2009. “You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”
But last year he seemed to be warming to the idea.
“I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them,” he told AOL Music. “The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids and I’ve always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity.”
Cowell was previously engaged to American Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, but they called off their 18-month engagement in September, 2011. Most recently he dated Carmen Electra for a few months but they split in February 2013.
What kind of dad do you think Simon Cowell will be?