By Sheridan Watson
July 31, 2013 at 04:07 PM EDT

Well, this is interesting. Simon Cowell’s next business venture is not another competitions how, but a … baby. That’s right, American Idol and The X-Factor‘s King of Mean is reportedly expecting a baby with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, according to People.

Silverman, 36, is currently the wife of one of Cowell’s closest friends, Andrew Silverman.

The 53-year-old television and music mogul was famously anti-parenthood, but it looked like he changed his mind. Perhaps George Clooney is next?