He did not, however, have much to say about it.
Cowell appeared at the TCA summer press tour to promote “The X Factor,” and while most of the questions he fielded were about the show, a couple people did ask about the baby news.
“I haven’t read the newspapers — am I missing something?” Cowell jokes. “Unfortunately, I have to keep this, for the moment, private.”
News broke Wednesday that Lauren Silverman, the wife of Cowell’s friend Andrew Silverman, is pregnant with Cowell’s child. The Silvermans are going through a divorce, and Cowell is listed as a co-respondent in Andrew Silverman’s court filings.
Another reporter tried a different tack to get an answer, asking Cowell’s fellow “X Factor” judges Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland what kind of father they think he’ll make. None of them took the bait, but Cowell chuckled at the question, saying, “That’s very clever.”