Simon Cowell, Carmen Electra

Josephine Santos,

Simon Cowell's pal Carmen Electra is reacting to his big baby news!

Electra, who was romantically linked to Cowell in September 2012 when they were photographed on a dinner date together, is gushing over news that the X Factor judge and dad-to-be is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman.

"I'm so happy for him!" Electra said during today's VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood.

Carmen Electra, Do Something Awards

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Electra tells us she knows Cowell will be a fantastic father. She gushed to us, "What I witnessed working with him on Britain's Got Talent and coming to see him during X Factor is that the people he truly believes in, he stands up for them and supports them. So I obviously think that his child will be very well taken care and very, very loved."

Electra says she hasn't talked to Cowell or congratulated him since the baby news broke earlier today. "I'm going to call him as soon as I get in the car after the event," she told reporters. "I want to know if it's a boy or a girl. It's awesome, I'm super happy for him."

Cowell and Electra were spotted out and about together in L.A. in September of last year, sparking a wild fire of romance rumors. However, Electra, who once worked with Cowell on Britain's Got Talent, insisted she at the 53-year-old Brit are "just friends."

"All these rumors about us were swirling, there were so many," she said during today's red carpet. "But people didn't really know what they were talking about. Our relationship was a very flirtatious friendship. I'm very proud of him and so happy."

This morning, the news broke that Cowell and Silverman, 36, are expecting a baby. Silverman, who's still married to her estranged husband Andrew Silverman, is reportedly 10 weeks pregnant. Cowell and Silverman's r reportedly "became close" as her marriage "deteriorated." "Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while," a source told E! News.

Cowell has yet to comment on the baby news. This will be the first child for Cowell.

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