Simon Cowell is a daddy! The former X Factor and American Idol star welcomed a baby boy with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman on Valentine's Day.
Simon rushed to NYC on Friday afternoon when he received word that Lauren was in labor – a little more than a week early. Simon made it in time, sharing that their son arrived around 5pm on Friday afternoon. Simon and Lauren named their little guy Eric, after Simon's father.
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He Tweeted on Friday, "Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome. Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages."
This afternoon he shared photos of their new baby. Eric is a sweetheart who is already turning his dad into a huge softie! Simon wrote, "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel."
"Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old."
"…. now you can see how very handsome little Eric is."
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