Happy Valentine’s Day to Simon Cowell, 54, and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, and congratulations on the birth of your son, Eric, on Friday, February 14! Yes, Eric, who was born in New York City at 5:45 p.m., is officially a Valentine Day baby. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces at birth.
Eric, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s new son, is officially an American, having been born in New York City, and I’m sure that Simon will agree that his son definitely has that certain, undefinable “X Factor,” like he and the other judges on his syndicated TV series search for in singers, that certain something that makes them special.
Simon got the chance to show his softer side, tweeting to his fans and thanking them for their well wishes and support. He thanked everyone “for all of your kind messages” and he said that Eric was named “after my dad.”
According to a source who spoke to People magazine, Simon’s girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, is also doing well, and her parents are there with the happy couple. According to the source, “The baby is gorgeous.”
It was all the way back in July 2013 that the news was announced that New York socialite Lauren Silverman was pregnant with Simon Cowell’s baby, and was still married to Andrew Silverman, a close friend (then, at any rate) of Cowell’s.
It wasn’t until this past December that Lauren’s divorce from Andrew Silverman was finalized. She and her ex have an 8-year-old son together.
It seemed to take a while for the news to sink in for Simon, but he now appears to have fully accepted his role of fatherhood and he has embraced it wholeheartedly.
On a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Simon admits that at first, the whole situation “was kind of uncomfortable,” But, he told Ellen that now he is “happy.”
Reportedly, it took Simon seeing the ultrasound of his son to make the idea that he was going to be a father dawn upon him. When he saw the ultrasound, Simon declared that he felt “very paternal right now.”
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s son, Eric, was born at the Lenox Hill Hospital in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The family is reportedly doing well, and proud dad Simon Cowell wanted the world to know about the happiness he was feeling as a new father — that is why he took to the Twitterverse, to proudly tweet about his son to his more than 9.4 million followers.
Simon flew into New York City from England on a private jet. His girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, brought their son Eric into the world in the same exclusive maternity ward where Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, was born two years ago.
It’s not been reported that the room in the exclusive maternity ward where Lauren gave birth was the Executive Suite at the Lenox Hill Hospital. It costs $2,400 per night, and includes kitchens and living areas.
What better gift could there be than the gift of a new addition to the family on Valentine’s Day? Eric, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s new baby, is also the best Valentine Day’s gift that either of them will likely ever receive. Congratulations, Simon and Lauren!
Written by: Douglas Cobb