Simon Cowell announced on Saturday that his girlfriend Lauren Silverman had given birth to a “healthy and happy” baby boy.
The 54-year-old British media mogul and X Factor judge flew over to New York to be with Silverman when she went into labour on Friday afternoon. “Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm (New York time, 2245 GMT).
Healthy and handsome,” Cowell said in a Twitter mesage, adding that the newborn was “named after my dad”. “Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages.