A beaming Simon Cowell, proud to be a dad indeed, held hands with Lauren Silverman, who is carrying his child, while walking along a French beach.
It was the first time they have been seen together since news of her pregnancy broke - and reportedly blindsided Cowell along with everyone else.
The X Factor judge, 53, is set to become a first-time dad with Lauren Silverman, who came to a divorce settlement with her husband, Andrew Silverman.
He and Cowell were once close friends. The estranged pair settled their split, including custody of their son, 7, two weeks after the pregnancy bombshell.