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"I feel like a dad - to One Direction," Simon Cowell says the boys are like sons to him

Published 20/08/2013 | 20:44

Simon Cowell arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction
Simon Cowell arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction
Simon Cowell with One Direction's Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne
Sinitta accompanied Simon Cowell on the red carpet last night.
Simon Cowell attends the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square in London, England.
Simon Cowell with One Direction arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us
THE COWELL CLUB: Simon with Lauren Silverman, the mother of his impending baby.
THE COWELL CLUB: Simon with with ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour
THE COWELL CLUB: Simon with Cheryl Cole and Mezghan Hussainy.

"This is a dream,” he told reporters on the red carpet last night: “I feel like a father."

Simon has always been protective over One Direction and put together a management team to ensure they stay on track.

"No, we have the very best team imaginable for the boys," he said. "They are the most grounded artists I've ever worked with. They're really nice boys, so there are no tantrums. It's my job to make sure they are happy."

 

Simon is soon to become a real father, as it was recently revealed that he is expecting a child with American socialite Lauren Silverman.

Speaking at the world premiere of One Direction's film '1D: This Is Us', the X Factor boss has revealed his pride at becoming a first-time dad.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles speak to the media as they attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles speak to the media as they attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures.
Niall Horan attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Zayn Malik from One Direction waves to fans as he attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Zayn Malik poses with fans as he attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Harry Styles poses with fans as he attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Harry Styles waves to fans as he attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Zayn Malik poses with fans as he attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Louis Tomlinson from One Direction poses with fans as he attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Harry Styles waves to fans as he attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Louis Tomlinson poses for photographs with One Direction fans at the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. Ian West/PA Wire
A general view of One Direction arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Harry Styles and Niall Horan arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Harry Styles signs autographs for fans at the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. Ian West/PA Wire
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles speak to the media as they attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures.
One Direction attend the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: (L-R) One Direction members Harry Styles and Niall Horan attend the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Harry Styles poses with fans as he attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles speak to the media as they attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: (L-R) One Direction members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne attend the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Harry Styles and Niall Horan attend the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
Harry Styles and Niall Horan attend the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
Liam Payne attends the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
A fan wearing a wedding dress attends the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
Simon Cowell attends the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
Laura Whitmore arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys attend the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
Simon Cowell attends the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
David Seaman and Frankie Poultney (left) arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Conor Maynard arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Diana Vickers arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Sinitta arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
(Left - right) Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd of McFly arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Marvin and Rochelle Humes arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
(Left - right) Oritse Williams, Marvin Humes and Aston Merrygold of JLS arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Laura Whitmore arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Amelia Lily arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
David Seaman (2nd right) and Frankie Poultney (2nd left) arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
(Left - right) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwall and Perrie Edwards arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 20, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

"I'm proud to be a Dad," he told BBC News. "The change in my life right now, it's for the better."

 

He walked the red carpet with his exes Mezhgan Hussainy and Sinitta,  but Cowell famously said that he would never have children as he loves his current life too much.

 

Lauren was married to Simon's friend Andrew Silverman, a New York based real estate mogul, but their divorce was finalised last week.

 

According to insiders One Direction, which is comprised of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, were among the first people to congratulate Simon on his baby news.

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