Simon Cowell welcomes son with Lauren Silverman, shares pics on Twitter

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Simon Cowell is one proud father.

After announcing the birth of his and girlfriend Lauren Silverman’s son Eric, Cowell took to Twitter on Sunday to share the baby’s first photos.

In a series of black and white photos, Cowell expressed his newfound happiness with his newest feat as a father. “Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old,” he captioned the first photo which shows him and Silverman gazing lovingly on their newborn.

The second photo is a solo shot of the adorable little boy, which Cowell captioned, “now you can see how very handsome little Eric is.” The infant was named after Cowell’s late father, the “X-Factor” judge himself said.

The third photo shows Cowell cradling young Eric on his chest. “I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,” it was fittingly captioned.

On Friday, the 54-year-old first-time dad announced on Twitter, “Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.” He followed it up with, “Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages.”

Baby Eric’s arrival was first reported in July 2013, shortly after Cowell and Silverman were reported to be dating. Silverman is the ex-wife of Cowell’s former friend Andrew Silverman, with whom she shares a seven-year-old son with named Adam.

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