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The Word: Simon Cowell 'proud to be a dad'

Simon Cowell spoke publicly for the first time yesterday about the child he's expecting with Lauren Silverman.

Simon Cowell had previously said that he never wanted children. Simon Cowell had previously said that he never wanted children.

Simon Cowell spoke publicly for the first time yesterday about the child he's expecting with Lauren Silverman.

"I'm very proud to be a dad," he told the BBC.

He added, "It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it. ... She's a very special girl."

That's quite an about-face from the guy who once said in 2009, "God, no, I couldn't have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I'd go nuts. 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 the imminent pitter-patter of little feet is enough to soften even the biggest showbiz grump. Especially if the pitter-patter is issuing unexpectedly from the womb of his ex-best friend's wife. Then he'd better get on the softie train real quick.

Who cheats on the vision that is Carmen Electra? None other than Simon Cowell.

According toE! News, Electra caught him with the married Lauren Silverman, who is reportedly pregnant with his baby.”Carmen was at Simon’s house in L.A. when she literally busted him with Lauren,” a source says. “Simon called her a friend, but there was nothing platonic about what was going on, if you know what I mean.”

 
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