X Factor judge Simon Cowell soaks in the sun on a family holiday in Ibiza with son Eric and girlfriend Lauren

Do you remember when Simon Cowell used to be Mr.Nasty and was the judge that everyone was eager to impress on Pop Idol?

Well, long gone are those days! As TV’s toughest judge is now a family man, and judging by his latest Twitter snap, the title suits him well!

The 55-year-old music mogul shared an picture perfect family portrait of him with son Eric and girlfriend Lauren Silverman, as they enjoyed the sunshine on the waters of Spain.

Seriously, could this photo be any more adorable?!

Who’d have thunk that this pic would have come from the same man who once told a contestant that they had the ‘personality of a handle.’ Ouch.

38-year-old Lauren had little Eric with partner Simon back in February 2014. And on Valentines Day nonetheless! Heart emojis all round.

This isn’t the first time that Simon has shared snaps of him and his mini-me online though. From matching outfits of the pair together, to the father and son duo watching Lion King in bed together, the music tycoon has been melting our hearts ever since lil’ Eric was born!

There’s been SO many changes having gone into the new spanking new re-vamped version of The X FactorLouis Walsh is out, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora are in, we said bye to Dermot O’Leary and hi to Caroline Flack and Olly Murs as hosts, even voice over man Peter Dickson has gone!

We can hardly keep up, so we don’t blame Simon for taking a bit of a time-out and having a some family time with a little holiday away to relax, before the mayhem kicks in when the show is back on our screens on August 29th.

If you could also bring some Spanish sun back over to British soil as well please, that’d be great – cheers Si!

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Amy Lo