Simon Cowell Confirms: "I'm Proud to Be a Dad"

Simon Cowell Confirms:

As the scandal unfolded involving Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman, who was married at the time to his friend, the “American Idol” judge declined to directly address reports of fathering a child.

However, at the London premiere of “One Direction: This is Us,” the 53-year-old producer told the BBC, “Things are changing in my life right now, for the better. I”m proud to be a dad.”

Though this wasn”t exactly planned, Simon called the now-divorced Lauren a “very special girl,” adding that while he hadn”t considered fatherhood before, “now I know I feel good about it.”

Coincidentally, while celebrating the film in which he serves as a producer, Mr. Cowell said, “I feel like a proud father.”