Simon Cowell opens up about his baby mama Lauren Silverman in an interview airing on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show Tuesday. The X Factor judge, 53, admits the situation was less than ideal when the baby news broke back in July, given that Silverman was still with her husband, Andrew. “It was kind of uncomfortable," he concedes. "But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy." Cowell also defends Silverman against the allegations made about her in the media. "There was a lot of stuff said about her, that she trapped me and that she’s a gold digger. Absolute nonsense,” he says. "She’s a great girl."