Simon Cowell


Simon Cowell lost one of his fellow bachelors to marriage, but that's OK.

The X Factor judge jokingly thanked newlywed George Clooney for finally tying the knot and leaving Cowell as the "only iconic bachelor left in the entire world," and although the new dad admits he's not in a rush to change that status, he's also open to the idea of marriage.

"I think it's a title I'll keep for a while longer if I'm honest. I've never said no to marriage, but then again I couldn't imagine having a kid at one point and now look at me," he told Hello! magazine.

"I guess I was always nervous I may not end up getting on particularly well with the person I was going to have a kid with and I didn't want to make the wrong decision. The fact is, our baby wasn't planned was actually the best thing for us to have done and we're very happy now."

Simon Cowell, Eric Cowell, Twitter


Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to the couple's first child together, Eric, this past Valentine's Day. In March, Cowell, who at one point didn't picture kids in his future, said he did not rule out having more children, saying he was "born" to be a dad.

And the reality star didn't waste any time gushing about his little man, sharing on Twitter the first photos of Eric, only two days old at the time, saying, "now you can see how very handsome little Eric is."

Although Simon is a proud father, he admits he's not very hands-on when it comes to parenting—at least, not yet. "I'm probably in a far better position to be a father now than I would have been ten years ago," he told the mag. "That's the way I'd look at it. And at the end of the day we have really great nannies that are bloody amazing, so I don't have to worry.

"I'm going to be honest—I'm not exactly a hands-on dad. I want to fast forward a few years so I can take him go-karting and then introduce him to women. There are a few years to go yet."

Do we have another iconic bachelor in the making?

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