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Simon Cowell Opens Up
on Fatherhood, Lauren
Silverman: ‘I Never
Thought I’d Be a
Father’

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Simon Cowell doesn’t think that his impending fatherhood has made him softer.

But when In Touch caught up with the 53-year-old at a Sept. 30 X Factor screening, his answers revealed otherwise!

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“Life is fantastic at the moment,” Simon gushed. “I’d say this has been one of my favorite years. Even with all the stress and the drama it’s been incredible. There is so much happening.”

In addition to The X Factor and the news that he was becoming a father, Simon also produced the One Direction movie, This Is Us, which he said made one of his dreams come true.

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“I just can’t believe how much has been crammed into one year,” he said. “I never thought I’d be a father. My dream was always to produce a movie and I’ve managed to produce a movie.”

So how exactly does Simon pull all of this off? With a great support system of course!

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Simon revealed that Lauren isn’t just his partner personally, but she “gets it” professionally as well; he explained that when he is picking the next Fifth Harmony single he’ll send her a few tracks—and they always agree on the same one! Aww!

“She’s brilliant because she gets what my job is – she’s got a great eye and a great ear for this stuff,” he told In Touch. “You have to work with your partner.”