Simon Cowell's mother is reported to be "delighted" after news emerged the music mogul is to become a father for the first time.
The talent show boss is said to be having a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, according to reports.
Cowell's mother Julie told The Sun: "I'm delighted. It's wonderful!"
According to the newspaper, Cowell, 53, fell for the 36-year-old after her marriage to New York property mogul Andrew Silverman hit the rocks.
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Cowell and Mrs Silverman were photographed on a Caribbean holiday in January last year.
Mr Silverman was also on the holiday and the trio are pictured relaxing on a luxury yacht.
Adding: "For the record @SimonCowell and I tried to have a baby together for many years. But I just couldn't get pregnant."
Oh yeah, and @SimonCowell is doing a baby with a lady.â�� David Walliams (@davidwalliams) July 31, 2013
For the record @SimonCowell and I tried to have a baby together for many years.
But I just couldn't get pregnant.â�� David Walliams (@davidwalliams) July 31, 2013
Cowell has not spoken about the matter on his Twitter account.
The office for Cowell's Los Angeles lawyer said: "We have no comment."