Well, that's a little awkward

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Type ‘TV’s Mr Nasty’ into Google, and there’s no doubt who you’ll see attached to that phrase again and again. Yes, Simon Cowell‘s reputation of being one the most cut-throat personalities in the showbiz world is long established.

But since he and partner Lauren Silverman became parents to cutie Eric in February 2014, we’ve definitely seen a much softer side to him. Yet he has recently admitted that at the start, he had a little bit of doubt about his bond with the little one…

The TV mogul revealed: ‘For the first six months, I honestly [had the] most one-sided conversation I’ve ever had in my life. I’m not getting anything back here. Maybe he hates me!’

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Well, infants aren’t usually known for their conversational skills…nevertheless, he went on to say that, in time, he and Eric started to connect – and then, everything was beautiful:

‘And then after about a year and a half, suddenly​ ​you get this connection​ a​nd they start talking to you. And you can teach them things. It’s an amazing feeling.’

Aww!

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Speaking to press at the America’s Got Talent auditions, just one of many pies Simon’s fingers are firmly wedged in, Simon also told a little about how he and Eric, now two, spend some quality father-son time. ‘​We like watching movies together​…Jungle Book we’ve now seen 1,800 times. We’re on to Shrek now. He likes art. He loves animals. But he’s a happy boy.’

Looks like Simon’s well and truly turned over a new, very nice leaf – at least, when there are children involved. In February, the 56-year-old surprised the mother of a seriously ill toddler with a £25,000 donation for his treatment.

Simon, you’re really a sweetie at heart, aren’t you!