Simon Cowell On Baby Reports: 'I Have To Keep This... Private'

Simon Cowell attends 'The X Factor' season finale press conference at CBS Studios on December 17, 2012 in Los Angeles Simon Cowell attends 'The X Factor' season finale press conference at CBS Studios on December 17, 2012 in Los Angeles

Simon Cowell played coy with reporters on Thursday when it was brought up that he reportedly has a child on the way.

“Congrats on the addition to your family. Was that as much of a surprise to you as it was to us? And does that have an effect, going forward, on your schedule?” a reporter asked during “The X Factor” presentation at Fox’s portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills.

“I haven’t read the newspapers. Am I missing something?” Simon replied, with a smile.

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Demi Lovato, Simon’s fellow “X Factor” judge quickly chimed in, telling Simon he didn’t need to address the question.

“Even if you did read the newspaper, I feel like you don’t have to answer anything,” she said.

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The Brit, obviously, is aware of the news – that he is reportedly expecting a baby with Lauren Silverman, the estranged wife of a friend (Andrew Silverman) – but Simon told reporters he could not comment on the news.

“Unfortunately I have to keep this, for the moment, private, but… it’s just one of those things, but thank you very much anyway,” he said.

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