At the age of 54, Simon Cowell has officially become a father for the first time. His pregnant sugar baby, 36-year-old Lauren Silverman, gave birth to their baby on Valentine’s Day. The celebrity couple named their new baby boy Eric, after Cowell’s late father, and they’ve already released photos of their new bundle of joy via Twitter. One of the photos shows Cowell cradling his prodigy with the caption “I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,” while another shows the celebrity couple adoring their baby boy together.

The celebrity sugar daddy is reportedly planning to spend the next couple weeks in New York with Silverman and little Eric before heading back to London to continue filming Britain’s Got Talent. Cowell is also said to be looking forward to bringing his newborn son to the U.K. to meet his friends and family, especially his mother.

Lauren Silverman, 36, revealed that she was pregnant with Cowell’s baby back in July 2013, but it wasn’t just their 18-year age difference that was shocking—Silverman was married to Cowell’s good friend, Andrew Silverman, at the time. Nonetheless, the celebrity couple has since managed to turn their illicit affair into a seemingly healthy May-December relationship, complete with a new baby boy.


What do you think: Should Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman get married?


Sandoval, E., et al., “Simon Cowell cradles newborn son, Eric Cowell, in first photos and then leaves Lennox Hill Hospital,” New York Daily News web site, February 16, 2014;

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