Simon Cowell & Lauren take baby Eric to Miami for a pap session on the beach


Here are some photos of Simon Cowell and his girlfriend (are we calling her that?) Lauren Silverman in Miami over the weekend. These photos make me uncomfortable. I mean, Lauren and Simon were on a public beach and they were practically posing for happy family photos for the paparazzi, so it’s fair game. But it makes me uncomfortable because I feel like Lauren would probably prefer to be at home with the baby and not feel like she has to pose for nonstop photos when she’s only recently given birth.

Obviously, Simon and Lauren don’t have any problems with the baby getting photographed though. And even Simon’s dogs are in on it. Those dogs are pretty photogenic, I have to admit. However, I could have done without Lauren laying on top of Simon’s furry moobs. Girl, we get it! You “got” him. For now. I feel like sitting her down and explaining the rules of the Cowell Harem to her. First rule of the harem: the furry moobs are shared.

Simon’s publicist recently explained to People Mag why Simon named his son after his father. Simon was famously very close to his dad Eric Cowell, and Simon “is striving for is to build the same relationship over the years. It’s the whole family thing – he got a tremendous amount of comfort from the relationship he had with his mum and dad. They were very, very close.”




Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. dorothy says:

    Sun, sand, heat, dogs. Not something I would want to expose my baby to so soon after birth. But, this is a woman that only see’s her other son between her vacations. Not surprised.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, I hate when people are so judgmental about other people’s parenting, but isn’t that baby about 2 weeks old, tops? Seems a little young for a day at the beach. Just sayin.

      • Christin says:

        He is 10 days old as of today (born on Valentine’s Day). I feel a tad guilty for parenting shading, but there are several things I question about this.

        I think there may be an understanding, but time will tell if she truly understands the understanding.

      • Nikkie says:

        The baby is less than 2 weeks old AND had to fly on a plane to get to Miami as well as now sit on a beach with bright sunlight all around. Look at how red the poor thing is. I don’t care, I’m judging.

      • MaggieG says:

        That does not look like a comforatable place to take a newborn. Totally agree.

    • Jayna says:

      Come on. She has her son two weeks out of the month like every mother with shared custody. You see her on the weeks the ex- husband has him. I am no fan of her, but let’s not exaggerate.

    • Mica says:

      I can’t believe these photos. That poor baby just looks so over exposed and miserable. The sand and the sun_ can’t be good for this baby; it’s just too much. And Lauren does not look happy at all. These are some of the most staged photos I have ever seen. Cowell just looks like the ultimate narcissist!

    • nikko says:

      They have no business being out there and the baby not even a month old. The mother needs to stand up to Simon.

  2. JaDeRu says:

    Cute baby (he looks very unhappy though)
    Cute dogs.
    Too bad for all of them that the people responsible for their well-being and survival are attention seeking douchebags.

    • erni says:

      eric seems very uncomfortable

      • Splinter says:

        Poor, poor baby Eric, he would probably rather be swaddled in a quiet nursery, not on a hot, sandy beach with dogs and paps. They could have chosen to stay in a private villa or something, but no – not enough publicity. I bet with such lifestyle he will be crying every evening for months to come.
        I guess Simon is not really aware what a newborn needs, but what about her?

  3. Christine says:

    Sigh….no comments for these two.

    I will say one thing though, the bayBeh is cute!

  4. meowuirose says:

    Um it looks like that baby still has some amniotic fluid on him. Leave that baby at home!!!! My mom is a nicu nurse practitioner and so I’m a little biased but it drives me crazy when people bring their cord-was-cut-5-minutes-ago babies out in public. There are very really dangers of exposing your new born to the public unnecessarily. granted a full term baby is going to have a lot more built up immunity than a premie but still. If you need to get out for an hour have someone watch your baby (but then come back of course) Don’t go to the beach and pose and pose and sashshay and to the left now and sashshay. That ish is tacky! Ok rant over 🙂

  5. Nikkie says:

    “But it makes me uncomfortable because I feel like Lauren would probably prefer to be at home with the baby and not feel like she has to pose for nonstop photos when she’s only recently given birth.”

    Lauren was pap’ed 3 days after giving birth wearing skin tight leather pants and shopping at a department store. Something tells me she is completely ok with this.

    • Christin says:

      She seems perfectly fine with it. Why else be out and about (and on a public beach, with and without baby) within days of the birth?

      She was photographed in a blue maxi dress that was very revealing up top. But then people were talking about them being away from the baby, and voila! Baby appears, with lots of people close by (don’t think these photos show the lady in a white uniform that is assumed to be a nanny).

  6. LAK says:

    Methinks they protest too much. What gives?

  7. QQ says:

    The Yorkies covering his tits bwahahahhahahahahahahahaha I LIVVVEE(we should use them for all bOobsies situations)

  8. emmie_a says:

    This is just a continuation of the “Me so happppeeeeee!!” staged pics that we got after the affair. Simon didn’t want knocking up a married woman to ruin his image — but they’re going overboard w/the happy family crap.

    And I don’t feel sorry for Lauren at all. She’s a total gold-digger and boohoo for her having to go to the beach.

  9. Side-Eye says:

    I like how they’re all out and about like this happy family after what they did to that poor guy and his son. Gross.

    • someone says:

      While I do think they treated Lauren’s ex badly with the cheating – he sure seems to be getting his revenge. To say that their son can’t be in Simon Cowell’s presence for a year is a bit harsh. He’s purposefully trying to make it difficult for Lauren to be with Simon and the baby and for them all to be a family (Lauren, Simon, her son and baby Eric). He’s not doing this for any psychological reasons (like Simon is dangerous to Lauren’s son) – he’s just getting his revenge. He’s playing a good revenge game though, I don’t see Simon putting up with it for a year.

      • MinnFinn says:

        IDK about revenge but the result is good for Lauren’s son Adam imho. That boy does not need to be paraded in front of the press as Lauren tries to fake a new family and life for herself.

  10. Jayna says:

    Seriously? Not even a little hat on the newborn out in the bright sun? Insanity. He’s a freakin’ week old. Cover the baby’s head and eyes with a hat. Sorry to interrupt your pap walk.

  11. Toons says:

    Not to shade parenting styles. But that poor little guy is so young and his tiny face seems unnaturally red….

  12. Elise says:

    Her monogrammed Goyard bag says “SC” – why would she put his initials on her bag? LOL. She was carrying it in other pics. Nothing else to add…

  13. Paloma says:

    IMHO, which is not worth a cent, Lauren is going along with anything Simon wants. I don’t think Lauren looks too happy.

  14. bbb1975 says:

    I just keep thinking that poor baby is going to get sand in his diaper. There are a lot of things to say about a newborn on the beach, but this one is getting to me. His skin is to sensitive for the sun and sand.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      And it will get in his eyes. This looks like the seventh level of hell to me, but to each his own, I suppose.

  15. BendyWindy says:

    Is that a *gasp* bottle in that baby’s mouth? FILET her! Lol. Just kidding.

    I wouldn’t do sand with a baby that young, nor sun. He can’t wear sunscreen and there’s no hat. I hope she’s happy, though. I can’t see this lasting.

  16. Ok says:

    So, um, I guess this means the paternity tests are back and little Eric really is his.

    Well, I know that Lauren is the gold digger.
    But this is Simon. Simon gets mileage out of everyone. She will be no exception.

  17. someone says:

    This is me purely reading into this situation….I suspect that even Lauren knows taking a 10 day old baby to the beach is a bad idea BUT she’s trying to prove to Simon that the baby won’t crimp his style so she’s going overboard to be flexible. I’m guessing she is going to present this perfect modern fun loving wife/mum personna until he marries her. Gotta do what you gotta do to get that wedding, right? Then she will crack the whip.

    • Really says:

      Good call, she has probably tried selling him on the idea that the baby can go anywhere with them. I’m judging her- you don’t take a 10day old to the beach. His cord prob hasn’t fallen off yet. And if he was cir’d there is that open wound- not exactly ideal for going in the water. Not to be too graphic- but if she just gave birth she’s got her own set of issues. I wouldn’t be parading around in a swimsuit. This is the worst idea.
      Hell, take the baby on your damn yacht if you have to be near water!

      • MinnFinn says:

        Yacht would make it harder for pap to photograph them. Simon was going for maximum press coverage and needed to make it as easy as possible for the paps.

  18. Mel M says:

    Taking my baby on a beach vaca was the last thing on my mind when they were this age. Also, how anyone sleeps with that man is beyond me, so gross.

  19. Renee28 says:

    How is she wearing a swimsuit? I’m not a mom but my friend said the stuff that came out of her body after birth was unpleasant to say the least.

  20. dorothy says:

    For the women out there, you know the physical situation that comes with the weeks after having a baby. Would you want to be in a swimsuit, even with a cover up? Then couple that with the heat, sand, having to take care of a child. I just wanted to hibernate at home, with no makeup, in my sweat pants and chill.

    • Marigold says:

      The beach is the last place I’d have wanted to be. As bad as I feel for the baby, she’s nuts. Go rest your crotch, woman!

    • Tig says:

      The answer is no. Poor little baby- babies this young haven’t the ability to regulate their own body temp too well- hope there was a nice breeze.

  21. cody says:

    Well God Bless Her. After having each of my sons, there is no way in hell, after two weeks I would even put on a swimsuit and beach cover up and sit around on a beach. I remember telling my husband to never come near me again. Simon seems quite controlling. He probably told her he was never going to change his lifestyle and if she was going to stay, she better jump when he says jump. “Simon Says Do This.”

  22. Narsa says:

    It might not be a bad idea if the baby is jaundiced some sun will do him good, she looks great & they all look happy .

  23. Jennifer12 says:

    I don’t see the wisdom in taking a baby not yet 2 weeks old to the beach. This poor kid is already a prop for his detached dad and mom who barely pays attention to his half brother.

  24. Amber says:

    Wasn’t that baby born like, yesterday? He should not be outside yet. Look at the last picture where she’s walking and holding him, she is not supporting his neck at all!

  25. Snowpea says:

    This is awful. Agree with every single one of you that this baby should not be outside.

    There is a reason for the forty days at home thing. Its so the baby and mummy can bond and get strong and build up immunity before taking on the outside world with its dust and pollutants and harsh rays and germs.

    And in the last pic, she aint even holding her babys head! Oooh this makes me mad and sad 🙁

  26. Christin says:

    Just saw the latest batch of photos. The newborn is back at the beach, with his mother feeding him a bottle propped against her body.

    It’s like each day’s photos address something people point out from the previous day. I cannot understand why they chose to spend days at a public beach with a less than two week old baby.

  27. qtpi says:

    These pics and the whole situation are bizarre. I guess there wasn’t anywhere else to arrange a pap shoot? Not even a quiet cafe or something where they could take turns holding him in the shade?

    Can’t believe they have already put the NEWBORN on an airplane and taken him to the beach and he isn’t even 2 weeks old. Agree with a poster above that she is feeling pressure to make Simon think that a baby changes nothing. But it doesn’t make her any less of a famewhore.

  28. jellyfish says:

    Newborns have no place at the beach! It is way to hot! Not to mention that getting sand on them, which always happens at the beach, is uncomfortable.