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Simon Cowell Is Now A Dad!

Photo - Ken McKay/TalkbackThames/Rex F
Photo - Ken McKay/TalkbackThames/Rex F
Simon Cowell has become a father to a baby boy.

His girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth on Valentine's Day in Lennox Hill hospital in New York - the same hospital where Beyonce gave birth.

Simon has said that his son will be named Eric after his father who died in 1999. The baby boy was a healthy 6lbs 7oz even though he was born a couple of weeks early. Cowell was actually in the Britain's Got Talent auditions when he got 'the call' and hopped straight onto a flight for New York.

On Twitter Simon announced: 'Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.' and in another tweet 'named after my Dad'!

Lauren, 37, already has a son Adam but for 54 year old Simon this is his first venture into fatherhood. Congratulations Simon and Lauren - now the fun starts!

Meaning of the name Eric?

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