Simon Cowell Discovers It's a Boy

its a boy for simon and lauren silverman

Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman learned recently that they are expecting a baby boy.

The 53-year-old British television executive accompanied his baby mama for her first sonogram.  He told the UK Times, "I went to see a scan today and it is just surreal.  You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around.  I feel very paternal right now.  I am very happy."

He recently told the BBC, "I am good with kids because I like kids.  I really do like them and I listen to them.  Once I got used to the idea of becoming a father, I did get excited.  I think I will be a good dad."

Silverman moved into a new apartment this week in Manhattan with her son Adam, 7, who began attending school in the exclusive Riverdale neighborhood.

She and her husband Andrew negotiated a swift divorce in August after news of her pregnancy came to light.  She reportedly gave up a $6 million home as part of the divorce agreement.

No worries ... her television producer-music executive boyfriend has a reported net worth of $370 million and earns a salary of $95 million annually.

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