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Simon Cowell has been spotted out with Lauren Silverman for the first time since she was revealed to be pregnant with his child.

The pair were holding hands and appeared happy and relaxed as they walked along a beach together in the south of France.

And while the X Factor mogul was dressed down in a white T-shirt and shorts, Lauren wore a short white dress and straw hat – as well as a $16,000 diamond eternity bracelet Simon gave her as a gift.

It was the first time the couple had been reunited since Lauren’s divorce from husband Andrew Silverman.

She is believed to be about 12 weeks pregnant, with news of the new arrival being revealed earlier this month.

Simon spoke about Lauren’s pregnancy for the first time this week as he attended the premiere of One Direction: This Is Us.

He told the 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 feel very good about it.”

The 53-year-old will appear briefly on the forthcoming series of The X Factor which kicks off on August 31 – after shelving plans to appear with the judges on his yacht to determine which categories they will be mentoring.