Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman welcomed son Eric Cowell on V-Day

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Simon Cowell’s furry cleavage gives me life. MOOB REALNESS.

Anyway, Simon Cowell is finally somebody’s father. Simon’s newly divorced girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to the Cowell heir, a boy (quite right), on Valentine’s Day. Simon and Lauren did not name their boy “Simon Junior” as widely reported on V-Day. They named him Eric, after Simon’s late father (Simon’s father Eric passed away in 1999).

What a happy Valentine’s day! Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Eric, on Feb. 14 in New York City, Us Weekly can confirm. His rep tells Us the baby was born at 5:45 p.m. EST and weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces. A source close says the couple named the child Eric, after Cowell’s father. The little bundle of joy is the British X Factor judge’s first, and Silverman’s second. She and ex-husband Andrew Silverman — whom she divorced in August 2013 — have a 7-year-old son, Adam.

Us exclusively broke the news of the New York City socialite’s pregnancy back in July. She and Cowell were initially reluctant to talk about their baby joy in public, as Silverman was still married at the time — to Cowell’s friend, no less — but he opened up a few weeks later, telling Us he was “happy and excited” to become a father.

Later, in an October interview with Parade magazine, he spoke more about what he was looking forward to as a dad-to-be. “I’m not brilliant with babies,” the acerbic TV personality confessed.

“I never know what to do. But [once he's older] I think I’ll be a good dad in terms of advice. And then I’ll get to do all the things I want to do, like go to Disneyland or Universal Studios, teach him how to drive — I love all that.”

His approach to parenting, he said in a different interview with Extra’s Terri Seymour (his ex-girlfriend), would be something like his father’s. “Be cool about it. You know, don’t worry about things too much,” he explained. “The way me and my brother were brought up, I mean, it was kind of relaxed. There were no self-help books or any of that crazy stuff.”

“I want to teach him how to do my job as quickly as possible,” joked Cowell, whose production company, Syco, launched The X Factor and America’s Got Talent, among other shows. “I want to pass the reins over. I really would like the idea of teaching him how to run the business.”

[From Us Weekly]

My feeling – with regards to Simon and Lauren’s relationship – is that Simon is already over it. Lauren had grand plans (some would say “designs”) to become Mrs. Simon Cowell and travel the world with him, keeping his wandering dong on lockdown and shutting down his “harem” of current and ex-girlfriends. My feeling is that Simon would be fine with just adding Lauren to his existing harem, but since more eyes are on his peculiar relationship patterns these days, he had to put some effort into making this thing look like a genuine love affair, like he and Lauren were really together and that they had some future together. When in reality, Simon has already bought her a nice apartment in NYC and he’s already moved back to London and he’ll come to visit sometimes and that will nice. Ten bucks says that’s how the relationship will play out – Lauren will be his NYC girl and he’ll visit but she will never be Mrs. Cowell. PS… Simon just announced that Eric’s middle name is Philip.

Here are some photos of Simon (in mom jeans) on Saturday, visiting Lauren and baby Eric at the hospital.

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Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flyet.

 

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  1. LAK says:

    A Happy day for gold diggers everywhere!!!

    Party time.

    I wonder if she’s aware that crusty Rupert is on the market…….

    • Baskingshark says:

      Speaking after the birth, Ms. Silverman said “I am thrilled that baby Eric is here. Also, Cha-ching. Again.” She added that she was totally aware that Rupert was on the market and that she would be moving on to him as soon as she had gotten her pre-pregnancy body back but noted “he’s quite old so I’ll have to hurry!”

      Ms. Silverman is a strong favorite to win the prestigious Platinum Backhoe Award at the upcoming 2014 Golddigger Academy Awards.

      Taking time out from her busy schedule of simpering, tossing her hair, going on holiday and shopping to comment, 2012 winner Kate Middleton said “Lauren shows rare form – that’s a millionaire AND a billionaire she’s popped out kids with and as all the best diggers know, getting pregnant stat is rule number one – once you’ve got the kid, your claws are well and truly in and you’re set for life. My mummy taught me that when I was just a wee girl by tying me to a chair and screaming ‘marry prince – GET PREGNANT’ right up in my face while wearing a scary clown mask.”

      “Actually come to think of it, maybe that was just her face and her 1980′s makeup, but in any case, it worked for me and it’ll work wonderfully for Lauren too! She’s a shoo-in to win the Diggie!”

      Sinitta could not be reached for comment. A representative said she was too busy screaming into a pillow to come to the phone right now.

      NB: This is satire, none of these people actually said any of these things, there are no golddigger Oscars and Sinitta did not react to news of the birth by screaming hysterically into a pillow (probably).

    • Liberty says:

      I laughed and said “wwwwww” at the same time. Rupert!! urgh!

      And, okay — here it is: I wonder if she arranged to go into labor on Valentine’s Day to get him over to the US on that day, and make him think “ohhh it’s a sign!” as a last-ditch lock-it-down effort.

  2. janie says:

    Congrats to both!! Who knows what the future holds?

  3. Chrissy says:

    I feel bad for her other son, having a gold-digger like her for a mum. I wonder where he fits into all of this!

  4. Ten bucks says that they’ll ‘no longer a couple, but will remain good friends who are committed to raising their son together, amicably’, by the time that kid is out of diapers.

    I hope for the kid’s sake that she’s a good mother–but I doubt it. Does she have her oldest kid, while she’s busy being part of Simon’s harem? Or is she the type that once the relationship ends, her relationship with the kid ends too (although not physically, as there’s $$$ involved)—one of my cousins married (and divorced) a woman like that. The minute they separated, she was GONE. And doesn’t even attempt to see her daughter–she did the same thing with her other child. She has a son with a previous husband—that ex has full custody of his son. I don’t understand people like that. But my cousin is probably one of the best dad’s ever—he’s serving in Qatar right now, and all he does on FB is talk about his daughter–he’s one of those dads that builds blanket forts in the living room and sleeps in them with you.

  5. Stef Leppard says:

    She always looks like such a stage 5 clinger in pics of them together. Touching him while he leans away, kissing his hand while he fights a cringe. He’s long gone.

  6. Madi says:

    Bet the first thing in that baby’s mouth was a swab

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Oh, I forgot about this whole tacky story. Good luck, innocent little baby.

  8. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I’m not envious, dudes got saggy hairy boobs.

  9. MrsBPitt says:

    I know I am a dreamer, but I have a feeling Simon’s is going to fall under that baby’s spell and be a doting daddy….but the Mom is def history!

    • sugar1 says:

      co-dreamer here! When i saw first saw the announcement last night my first thought was awe a nice normal name, 2nd thought a valentine baby how cute, 3rd thought maybe Simon will be a puddle of baby gush now because it is a transforming event in life to welcome life. they may or may not have been in that order-not sure as I have been on olympic2014 overload-up tooooo late these past few nights. Anyhoo congrats to the new parents!

    • Asiyah says:

      I was just going to say that! I have a funny feeling he’s actually going to be a very doting father. And for some reason, I think that if he would have had a girl, he would have been even more doting, spoiling the heck out of her lol. With a boy, less so, but still very “goo goo gaga” hehe

  10. Suze says:

    Baby annuity is nailed down. Parents will remain “good friends with a commitment to their shared child.”

    Mom will have a nice life. Checks will come in regularly. Clothes will be bought, drinks drunk, jewelry worn.

    Dad will no doubt be a doting father. Doubt he’ll change many diapers but kid will get attention and love. Dad will have his legacy and make enthusiastic references to fatherhood in interviews.

    Everyone gets what they want.

    So, what the heck. Congrats to all.

  11. brincalhona says:

    New addition to the Silvermanian Families collection: Eric Owl

  12. ParisPucker says:

    Really? I kind of buy that they’re really together, and that this time, it may be different. He looks ecstatic in all his photos with her. I don’t know, I’d be less pessimistic – I think he’s into her and that baby is going to change his life. (I know slap me, but I’m serious!)

  13. Dame Snarkweek says:

    She’s a vagillionaire now. Poor kids.

  14. j.eyre says:

    I wonder if Simon had notes for Lauren on how she performed during the delivery.

  15. Erinn says:

    Is it bad I was expecting tiny winky Cowell or po Cowell? I like the name Eric.

  16. John Wayne Lives says:

    No f@cks were given
    Sleazy people all around. Poor kid

  17. Christin says:

    He seems over the moon about the baby (maybe thinks it’s his mini-me), but I doubt this will be a package deal. The setup is ready between NYC and London, and he’ll continue to work and perhaps vacation a lot. She’s set up financially, regardless.

    I also wonder about her other son and whether he’s mostly with his father.

  18. jes_sayin says:

    You just KNEW they would name the baby after Simon’s dad.. I KNEW it! (at the end of the day, it’s always about pleasing Simon).

  19. Meg says:

    i still cannot believe the lack of shame shown from that woman. you got pregnant by a friend of yours and your husbands, while you were still married to your husband. instead of hiding in shame you parade around the world with him, i cannot believe the audacity.

  20. Jayna says:

    I think he will be a pushover for his little boy. He has accomplished so much of what he wanted in life that at this age is the time Simon will be changed by the little fella and step back and enjoy life more instead of being such a workaholic. The one thing about Simon is he was really close to his mother and father and his mom is still alive and he’s still very close to her. So I think you carry that with you when you bring a child into the world and mirror the kind of relationship you had with your parents, especially the father/son relationship. I think in naming his son after his father he was thinking of that, what a great father his dad was to him.

    • Christin says:

      I get the same feeling, especially with the name in honor of his father. The relationship with the mother may not last for the long haul, but the child will likely have the key to hs heart.

      He may end up feeling like Cary Grant, who had his first child in his 60s and was quoted as saying if he could do it over, he’d have numerous kids and live on a huge farm (something to that effect).

  21. Asiyah says:

    I don’t know why, but I feel he’s actually quite nicer in private than he is in public. I can totally see him being a huge softie with kids. I think the huge smile on his face has nothing to do with Lauren and everything to do with excitement that a baby’s coming.

  22. RobN says:

    I tend to think it’s going to be a Hugh Grant situation where he never gave two shakes whether he had kids or not, and then fell completely in love with them when they showed up.

  23. Jessica says:

    I don’t believe their relationship is real any longer, if it were ever really real, because he had to fly in from London when she went into labor. If she was due soon he (any normal partner/expectant father) should have been with her so he would for sure be there and not miss the birth. I think he’s totally over her, but hopefully not the baby, even probably the baby too.

  24. Rockymtnprincess says:

    I saw a picture of him holding the baby online somewhere. You can tell it was his first time holding a baby. Kind of both sad and funny.

  25. Caroline says:

    Either way she is a lucky, lucky girl. Simon is known for being generous to his girlfriends and exes.

  26. Izzy says:

    Well, mazel tov to Lauren Silverman – your lifetime meal ticket has arrived.