Simon Cowell Becomes New Father
Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 11:33 AM CST
Say hello to the new baby idol.
First-time dad Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman brought their new bouncing bundle of joy home from Lenox Hill Hospital Sunday.
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Simon Cowell (left) and girlfriend Lauren Silverman (center) leave Lenox Hill Hospital Sunday with their new baby, Eric Cowell.
Hours before the grand exit, the tart-tongued media mogul tweeted mushy photos of his two-day old baby boy, Eric Cowell.
One of the black and white photos shows the diaper-donning newborn peacefully resting on his father's chest. In another adorable pic, the former "American Idol" judge's hand can be seen gently caressing the little tyke's head.
Proud father Simon Cowell cradles his son, Eric Cowell, who was born on Valentine’s Day.
The 6-pound baby already has an entourage.
He was carried out of the hospital by his doting dad and a hospital staffer in blue scrubs. They were followed by Lauren and her dad, Steven, and stepmother, Rosy Davis.
Cowell tweeted that mom Lauren Silverman is ‘in great shape’ after the birth of their son, Eric Cowell.
Cowell plans to spend the next few weeks with his new progeny at his Upper East Side pad, a family friend told said.
"They are really happy to all be together and get Eric home and introduce him to Squiddly and Diddly," Cowell's two Yorkies, who the source said flew over from London on Cowell's private jet on Friday.
This photo taken the day after his birth show’s Simon Cowell’s son, Eric Cowell, being caressed by the former ‘X Factor’ judge.
Cowell, who also created "The X Factor," wants to shuttle Eric to England to show off the baby boy to his British buds and in his mom, Julie.
Cowell and Silverman welcomed their son on Valentine's Day at 5:45 p.m.
Simon Cowell Arrives At Lenox Hill Hospital Feb. 16, 2014Simon Cowell, seen here arriving at Lenox Hill Hospital on February 16, 2014 to collect his son Eric. Cowell and Lauren Silverman welcomed their son Eric's birth at the hospital on Valentines Day. PreviousUp Next
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Simon Cowell is shown carrying his newborn son, Eric, into a hotel after leaving the hospital alongside his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, in New York City.
"He's incredible!" Cowell, 54, said after his son's delivery.
It's a fairy tale ending to the couple's rather tumultuous ride that began while Silverman, a fetching New York socialite, was still married to Cowell's pal Andrew Silverman.
But their early troubles seem like a thing of the past now that they've had their son, the second child for Silverman, who is already the mother to an 8-year-old son with her ex.
"Healthy and handsome," Cowell tweeted Friday.
As for Silverman, the acerbic television judge wrote that she's "in great shape."
Late last year there were reports that the lothario bachelor was set to propose to Silverman after she gave birth.