Simon Cowell's ex Carmen Electra says he will be a great dad

Simon Cowell, 53, dated Carmen Electra in 2012, and the two are obviously still friends, because Electra said she was thrilled to hear about reports that Cowell is going to be a father.

“It’s so awesome — I am happy for him,” Electra told at the VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood on Wednesday. “He is lovely!”

Electra said she was really surprised — and also very curious — when news broke that Cowell will be welcoming a baby with New York City socialite Lauren Silverman, his friend Andrew Silverman's separated wife.

“I have to call him after this when I get in the car,” Electra said. “I want to know if it is a boy or girl!”

Cowell, 53, and Silverman, 36, are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reports.

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“She’s around 10 weeks along,” an insider told the magazine.

Lauren is married to Andrew, a real estate developer and close personal friend of Simon, but their divorce has reportedly been a long time coming.

“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while. As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close,” Us Weekly reports.

Electra, 41, says she has personally witnessed Simon stand up for and support the people he truly believes in on "Britain’s Got Talent" and "The X Factor," and she knows that his loyalty will make him a fantastic father.

“The impact that he has with 'The X Factor,' it really shows who Simon is and it shows that he really cares about the kids on the show — he takes care of them,” Carmen said. “So I obviously think that his child will be very well taken care of and very, very loved.”

An e-mail to Cowell's rep was not immediately returned.