New dad Simon greets his first child in New York

Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 37, are parents to a new son who was born on Valentine’s day at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Named Eric after Simon‘s late father, the little boy weighed 6lb 7oz when he arrived at 5.55pm yesterday, two weeks before his due date.

‘Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome,’ Simon, 54, Tweeted.

The TV and music mogul expects to continue with his busy lifestyle, despite being a new dad.

‘It’s not going to change too much. I got the dogs in first and got used to them but Lauren knows what my work is and everything else and she’s cool with that,’ said Simon recently.

‘My dogs were definitely the test run. They’re really naughty. I’ve got a feeling he’s going to be really bad.’

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