Simon Cowell unsure about kids
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 March 2010
Simon Cowell is ''torn'' about whether he's too old to have children with fiancee Mezghan Hussainy or not
Simon Cowell is "torn" about having children.
The 50-year-old music mogul - who recently got engaged to his make-up artist girlfriend Mezghan Hussainy - claims he would love to become a father, but isn't sure if he'd be too old.
Speaking about his future plans, Simon said: "I'm kind of torn because I'm a bit too old to have kids, but then again I think it would be important to have a lot of me's around in the future."
Simon and Mezghan - who had been dating for several months before their relationship was made public - had sparked rumours they were engaged when she was pictured wearing a diamond ring last month, but his publicist dismissed the speculation.
However, when asked by US TV talk show host Jay Leno if the rumours were true, Simon said: "Well, I do have somebody in my life now, yes. And I kind of made a decision this year to make somebody happy… it's called giving back."
Despite confirming their engagement, Simon refused to reveal how he proposed to Mezghan.
He joked: "I find this very uncomfortable. I was asleep, I think. No, look, I bought her the ring in London."
While he is happy with Mezghan, Simon insists reports they plan to marry as early as this summer are untrue.
When asked about when he'll finally tie the knot, he said: "Within the next 10 years."