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!"
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman
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.
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.
Simon Cowell with his ex Mezhgan Hussainy (right) and Lauren Silverman (far right)
Adding: "For the record @SimonCowell and I tried to have a baby together for many years. But I just couldn't get pregnant."
Cowell has not spoken about the matter on his Twitter account.
The office for Cowell's Los Angeles lawyer said: "We have no comment."