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Simon Cowell Expecting First Child with Best Friend's Wife?

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Confirmed bachelor Simon Cowell, who once said he had no interest in having children, is about to become a daddy -- at least, according to People magazine.

The magazine says multiple sources have confirmed that the 53-year-old X Factor judge is expecting his first child with Lauren Silverman, 36, a New York socialite who's married to Simon's good friend, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman. The Silvermans have reportedly filed for divorce, according People.

An assistant to Simon's U.K. spokesperson told People, "This is a very sensitive issue and all media enquiries are being dealt with by his U.S. attorney."  An email from ABC News to one of Cowell's stateside reps was unanswered at press time.

Cowell most recently dated Carmen Electra, though the two split this past February. Prior to that, he was engaged to makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, but they broke up in 2011.

As for having kids, according to People, Cowell said in 2009 that he "couldn't have children" because they would drive him "nuts." However, in 2012, he said that he "really really" likes kids, but figured that he didn't have the time to devote to them.  He also felt that, at his age, he'd "probably missed the opportunity."

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