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

Posted Tuesday August 20, 2013 7:30 PM GMT

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."

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