08/20/2013 08:47 pm ET

Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman Baby Rumors Confirmed (VIDEO)

It's confirmed! Simon Cowell is expecting a baby with Lauren Silverman.

At the London premiere of "One Direction: This Is Us," the British media mogul stated, "I'm proud to be a dad [...] It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it."

Cowell was reportedly not speaking out about the alleged affair, until the dust had settled between Laura and her estranged husband Andrew Silverman. A divorce settlement was reached last week, with Cowell being named as a co-respondent. TMZ reports that Laura received about $2 million. The couple had been married for 10 years.

The X Factor judge also went on to tell the BBC that Lauren is a "very special girl."