“The X Factor” judge Simon Cowell made his first public confirmation that he will be having a child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman.

At the world premiere of the concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" in London on Tuesday, Cowell told the BBC that "things are changing in my life right now, for the better." He added, "I'm proud to be a dad." Watch the video here!

Simon Cowell Confirms Impending Fatherhood: ‘I’m Proud to Be a Dad’
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Cowell also said Silverman is "a very special girl" and that while he hadn't thought of fatherhood before, revealing, "Now I know I feel good about it."

Lauren and estranged husband Andrew Silverman recently settled their divorce, sharing custody of their 7-year-old son.

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