Simon Cowell is about to be a dad

Simon Cowell’s girlfriend is in labor in New York.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Simon Cowell: Here’s a baby.

The “American Idol” star is reportedly rushing to New York to be with his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, who has gone into labor. According to the Daily News, Cowell is in a private jet somewhere over the Atlantic between the U.K., where he was in the midst of judging auditions for “Britain’s Got Talent,” and Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, where Silverman is set to give birth.

Here’s hoping he makes it in time. That could be awkward to explain to one’s progeny. “When you were born, Daddy wanted to be there, he really did, but there was this a capella group from Newcastle and it was very important that Daddy make some cutting remarks.”

That’s not to say that Simon wasn’t ready to go.

“I am keeping my phone on during auditions 100 percent. If it happens, I just have to go and dash onto a plane,” he told the Daily Mirror.

“I probably will be nervous when it all happens. I am going to watch ‘Father of the Bride’ tonight to get used to that.”

Steve Martin movies, check. Not ignoring his girlfriend’s calls, check. Simon’s got Father of the Year sewn up.


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