Simon Cowell and his pregnant girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, are expecting a boy, Us Weekly reports.

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The music mogul, 53, told The Times of London that the couple recently viewed a sonogram of the baby. "You literally see this thing which is now alive moving around," he said. "I feel very paternal right now. So I am very happy."

The news broke on July 31 that Cowell is becoming a father with Silverman, 36, the estranged wife of his friend Andrew Silverman, a real estate developer.