Simon Cowell Calls Baby Sonogram “Surreal,” Says He Feels “Very Paternal”

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By Daniel Gates

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Simon Cowell is still wrapping his mind around the idea that he’s going to be a father.

“I went to see a scan today and it is just surreal,” he tells The Times of London. “You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around. I feel very paternal right now. So, I am very happy.”

News that Lauren Silverman is expecting Cowell’s baby broke in July; she and her estranged husband Andrew subsequently reached a divorce settlement.

Cowell publicly confirmed the pregnancy for the first time at August’s One Direction: This Is Us premiere.

“Things are changing in my life right now, for the better,” he said. “I’m proud to be a dad.

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