Famed reality competition judge Simon Cowell is about to become a dad for the first time.

"People" magazine is reporting the 53-year-old "X-Factor" judge is expecting his first child with 36-year-old New York socialite Lauren Silverman.

The news has tabloids all abuzz because Silverman is married to Cowell's good friend, real estate entrepreneur Andrew Silverman.

The magazine says the Silvermans have filed for divorce.