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Simon Cowell
seems like a changed man as the arrival of his first child looms, but it turns out that not everything has changed.

The X Factor” judge opened up to reporters during a taping of the show last week, with “People” reporting that the star has no plans to quit smoking right now.

Though he previously announced plans to kick the habit before his child with Lauren Silverman arrives, he said that e-cigarettes do not work, adding, “I lied.”

“There are a lot of boring things that happen when you have a baby,” he said (via “People.”) “[You have to get rid of] sharp edges, cigarettes, alcohol… then there’s [baby-proofing] the toilet. But I’ll have a smoking room!”

Cowell also opened up about Silverman, who has become his girlfriend after her split from her husband, Andrew Silverman.

“She is really interested [in “The X Factor”]. We work on some ideas together and it is good,” he said of Silverman. “She really gets into the song choices.”

“The X Factor” airs Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8pm, with the season finale set for December 19.