While chatting up the X Factor with E! News alongside fellow judges Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland, Cowell explained how he'd recently been photographed holding a baby because he was learning the proper way to hold a child.
From there, the topic of marriage, naturally, came up again. In particular, a remark Cowell made last week to Ryan Seacrest that he "wouldn't expect Lauren to be a single mother."
When Cowelll essentially reiterated the point by saying, "Obviously, I would never expect to bring a baby up without a proper father."
Then Cowell was asked, "Is that something to do before the birth of your son?"
To which Cowell quietly answered with a soft, "Yes."
Of course, only time will tell if a wedding or, at the very least, a proposal, actually takes place in the near future.