Simon appeared on the ‘Ellen’ show’s new season special opener week, taping an episode that will air on Sept. 10. He was all smiles and laughs with Ellen as he revealed that he’s never been happier than he after learning he’s going to be a dad!
Simon Cowell, 53, is about to become a first-time dad. The infamously tough judge behind Idol and The X Factor told Ellen DeGeneres about this conflicting emotions in the moments just after learning he’s expecting a baby with Lauren Silverman — and really showed off his softer side while talking about his baby-to-be.
Simon Cowell On ‘Ellen’ — Opens Up About Fatherhood
When Simon heard the news that he was going to become a dad, he had very mixed emotions. In his interview, he told Ellen:
Well, yeah oh my god this is exciting and it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks. Because everyone knows it was well documented. It was kind of uncomfortable. You know, the situation. But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy. I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been …
Simon revealed that his own mother couldn’t be happier about the news: “She’s thrilled … really, really thrilled,” he told Ellen. Aww!
Ellen tried to pry more information out of the serious judge during her interview, trying to get him to confirm whether or not Lauren is expecting a boy — and even going in for the baby’s name. Ellen did get quite the laught out of Simon when she pulled out typical Simon-esque outfits — V-neck shirts and all! — as baby gifts for Simon’s “mini-me”! She did get him to admit that there are a lot of boys in his family, increasing the odds!
Simon Cowell Stands Up For Lauren Silverman On ‘Ellen’ Show
While Simon’s news was surprising to him too, he stood up for his baby’s mother on the show. “There was a lot of stuff said about her that she trapped me, that she’s a gold digger,” Simon told Ellen. He called it all “absolute nonsense,” saying that Lauren is a “great girl.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Simon’s going to be a good dad? Have YOU ever seen him so happy?
WATCH: Simon Cowell Is Going To Be A Dad — ‘Ellen’ Show
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