SiCo: Lauren Silverman Is Not A Gold-Digger
TV mogul defends mum-to-be over media portrayal...
Father-to-be Simon Cowell has spoken out in defence of his partner Lauren Silverman, insisting she is not a "gold-digger".
In an interview with chatshow host Ellen DeGeneres, SiCo admitted that he didn't blame the media for being all over the "juicy story" of his impending fatherhood, but said the portrayal of New York socialite Lauren was unfair.
He told Ellen: "There was a lot of stuff that was said about her: that she trapped me and that she's a gold-digger. It's absolute nonsense. She's a great girl but, like I said, it was awkward because of the circumstances."
The talent show mogul went on: "It was kind of uncomfortable, you know, the situation. But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I'm happy.
"I'm actually happier than I've ever been."
SiCo refused to reveal the sex of his first child, but hinted "there are a lot of boys in my family" - suggesting recent reports that a baby boy is on the way may be true.
The full interview airs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US on Tuesday, 10 September.