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When his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, broke the news that she was pregnant, Simon Cowell had mixed feelings.
People Magazine reports that the former judge of American Idol sat down with Ellen Degeneres on her talk show Ellen to discuss his reaction to the big news. At the time that the news was announced, Silverman was still married to her previous husband, who was a friend of Cowell's.
Of course, this created quite a bit of an awkward situation. In the interview that will air on Tuesday, Cowell talks about how he felt excitement and apprehension, saying, "Oh my God, this is exciting, and it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks." According to The Hollywood Gossip, Cowell plans on raising the baby in New York City, London, and Los Angeles.
Silverman's divorce from her then husband, Andrew, has since come through. However, the X Factor judge says of the time when the baby announcement was made, “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.”
Cowell, 53, also wanted to clear the record for Silverman, who has faced lots of negative attention in the media. “There was a lot of stuff said about her, that she trapped me and that she’s a gold digger. Absolute nonsense,” he sid. “She’s a great girl.”