Excited Cowell 'proud' to become father

London, August 21 (AN): Simon Cowell has reportedly broken his silence about his future role as a dad at One Direction's 'This Is Us' film premiere.

The 53-year old music mogul, who arrived with his former girlfriend, Mezghan Hussainy, and Sinitta, revealed that he is very happy and excited about becoming a father and is prepared for what he called 'the biggest role' of his life, the Mirror reported.

The X- Factor judge admitted that his life is changing for the better and though he had never given this much thought earlier, he is 'proud' to be a dad.

The Syco boss described his pregnant gal-pal Lauren Silverman as 'a very special girl'.

The 36-year old New York socialite recently settled her divorce from estranged husband Andrew Silverman, who had filed for divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court, accusing Lauren of 'cruel and inhuman treatment' and named Cowell as co-respondent in the legal papers. (ANI)