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Simon Cowell: Lauren Silverman Did Not Trap Me With Pregnancy

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Simon CowellSimon Cowell is gradually opening up about becoming a father.

In a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the "X Factor" boss revealed what went through his head when Lauren Silverman first told him she was pregnant with his child.

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"'Oh my God, this is exciting, and it's going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks,'" Simon told Ellen, in a clip from an interview airing on her talk show on Tuesday, when asked to share his initial thoughts regarding the pregnancy. "I mean, as everyone knows – it's well-documented – it was kind of uncomfortable, the situation."

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Simon said the heat from the media has begun to die down (Lauren was still married to a friend of the music mogul when news of the pregnancy broke), and now, both he and the mom-to-be are feeling good.

"Everything's calm now and I'm happy," he said, adding, "I'm actually happier than I've ever been!"

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Adding of Lauren, "She's in a great place."

The oft-blunt Brit also shot down tabloid allegations claiming Lauren got pregnant on purpose in order to get a cut of Simon's wealth.

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"I can't blame the media because I've got, you know, a juicy story," he said. "But there's a lot that was said about her, like that she trapped me, that she's a gold digger, and that's absolute nonsense. She's a great girl.

"Like I said, it was awkward because of the circumstances," he added.

And Simon's mom is over the moon about her soon-to-arrive grandchild (rumored to be a boy).

"She's thrilled. Really, really thrilled," a smiling Simon said.

-- Erin O'Sullivan

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