Simon Cowell and his baby mama Lauren Silverman are expecting a boy and the 53-year-old “X Factor” media tycoon couldn’t be more thrilled about it.
“He is over the moon to be having a son,” a source close to the couple told the New York Daily News.
Simon has already been thinking about baby names too, something that would pay tribute to his father. According to another source for the Daily Star newspaper, “If it’s a boy, Simon wants to call him Eric, and if it’s a girl Erica.”
While he admitted that fatherhood is going to be a learning process, he’s ready for the experience.
“I do like kids, I’m not sure I can deal with the whole baby thing,” Simon said, “I’m not great with babies, but I’m good with kids, you know once they can talk to you and you can talk to them, I think it’ll be fantastic.”
Lauren has a seven-year-old son with her ex-husband Andrew Silverman. She’s set to give birth in February.