Simon Cowell has had a lot of success in his life, but not everything he is proud of.
The X Factor mogul told the UK’s Mirror that he is not proud that he fathered a child with Lauren Silverman, who, was married to his best friend at the time.
"It is not something I am proud of or wanted to happen in terms of hurting anyone. It just happened. You have to deal with it and man up to it."
He continues, “You have to accept the responsibility and the criticism. All I can say is, my advice to you is if it happens to you, you just have to deal with it a day at a time and own up to your responsibilities."
On his life now and having a son and long work schedule, he says that it's all about balance.
"Maybe because it puts things in perspective having two people in my life who I am responsible for. There were times last year when I would live in two rooms, y'know kitchen and bedroom, in your house. It is a weird existence when you live on your own," he says. "On the phone all night, blah blah blah. Now the house is full of people. It has become a home rather than a house.”
Read more of the interview after the jump.