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We're used to hearing harsh words from Simon Cowell, but he has nothing but happy things to say after seeing the first images of his soon-to-arrive bundle of joy.

The X Factor judge is expecting his first child with Lauren Silverman, and he tells British newspaper The Times that seeing the first scan of his baby is making impending fatherhood sink in. "It is just surreal," Simon says. 

"You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around," the 53-year-old says. "I feel very paternal right now. So I am very happy."

However, Simon is known for not sugarcoating things in his professional life, and it appears he'll have the same philosophy when it comes to parenting. "I can assure you: I won't go soft," Simon says about his disciplinarian techniques. We're not shocked.

Meanwhile, Simon and Lauren seem to be enjoying their last remaining months before the baby arrives. The two were recently spotted walking hand-in-hand in St. Tropez. Swoon!

Wetpaint Entertainment recently broke the news that Lauren will remain living in NYC and won't be moving to L.A. to live on the same coast as Simon. Instead, it sounds like Simon will visit the Big Apple as often as he can. We're wishing them both the best!

Source: The Times

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