Simon Cowell and his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman are "very happy" but have no plans to marry early next year, HELLO! has been told in an exclusive statement. A British tabloid newspaper claimed earlier this week that the X Factor mogul was intending to marry Lauren close to his elderly mother Julie's home in Sussex "early next year".
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However, a spokesperson has now dismissed the story as not true. A rep for Simon exclusively told HELLO!: "Simon and Lauren are very happy but this story is not true." Miss Silverman is due to give birth to the couple's child early next year. The star - who is currently starring in the US version of the X Factor - revealed the couple were expecting a baby boy in September.
The 53-year-old let the baby's gender slip as he spoke about his plans to ensure his child has a British accent during an interview with US presenter Ryan Seacrest. "I said to Lauren, 'What if I just play me on tape while the baby is sleeping so the baby can hear me and have a British accent," he said. "And his first words will be, 'You're absolutely useless!'" The TV host also quizzed him on whether he plans to be in the delivery room for the birth of his firstborn. "Are you out of your mind?" Simon replied. "There are certain things you shouldn't see and that is one of them."