Simon Cowell Has the Look of Love With Lauren Silverman

Jenny Depper

Simon Cowell can't help but smile.

The "X Factor" judge hit the beach in the South of France on Saturday in his first public appearance with his pregnant lady love, Lauren Silverman, and it appears that the pair are not only starting a family together, but they're officially a "hot item."

The duo wandered along the beach holding hands, smiling and laughing, while Silverman, occasionally cradled her burgeoning belly. Silverman kept her look casual in a cream, embroidered beach cover-up, a fedora, and sunglasses, while the British music mogul donned his signature T-shirt and a pair of light blue board shorts.

Their PDA-filled jaunt along the water is definitely a departure from their behavior over the last few weeks. Both Cowell and Silverman have kept a low profile since news broke that the still married socialite was pregnant with Cowell's first child.

The brunette babe, got a quickie divorce from her husband, Cowell's close pal, Andrew Silverman, and has since laid low in her Hamptons abode with her son, Adam, 8, while she worked out a custody agreement with her ex-husband.

Meanwhile, the 53-year-old Syco founder kept mum on the subject of his secret romance and impending fatherhood until recently, telling, BBC, "Things are changing in my life right now, for the better. I'm proud to be a dad...It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it."

He wasn't lying … based on their recent sun-soaked pics, the couple seems to be feeling good.

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