The acerbic nature that made Simon Cowell the prototype of reality TV judges surfaced at Lauren Silverman's baby shower in Beverly Hills this past weekend, as the wealthy dad-to-be said of his love, "I think she is a very lucky girl to have found me."
The 54-year-old said in a speech Sunday, "It's been a difficult year in many ways but now I'm really excited about next year and seeing the birth of little Simon, due at the end of February. I would like to say a special thank you to Lauren for all she's done to help change my life."
According to Mirror UK, about 40 guests dined on high-end delicacies such as foie gras at the swanky bash, where Cowell joked of his cash cow, "I would like to say a big thank you to One Direction, as without them you would all be eating sausage rolls tonight!"
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Lauren, who divorced her husband earlier this year, told the guests, "It's so nice to have his family over here to make it such a special night.
"We can now look forward to a new future together."