He will be great dad: Simon Cowell`s mother

London: Simon Cowell`s mother Julie is delighted about reports that the music mogul is to be a father for the first time and she believes he will make a "fantastic father".

Cowell, 53, is reportedly having a baby with his friend Andrew Silverman`s estranged wife Lauren Silverman, reported Contactmusic.

"I`ve not heard anything officially. But if it`s true then I`m absolutely delighted. It`s wonderful! He`ll make a fantastic father. He`ll be great," Julie said.

Rosy Davis, who is married to Silverman`s father Steven, confirmed the news and admitted her family are "excited" that she is welcoming a child with the `X Factor` boss.

"We are all excited for the baby. It`s beautiful. We feel blessed. Any kid is a blessing," Davis said.