News East West
NEW YORK: Former American Idol judge and music mogul Simon Cowell, 54, became father on Friday when his 36-year-old New York socialite girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to a boy on Valentine’s Day.
Cowell flew from London to by the side of Lauren Silverman when she went into labour.
The baby boy has been named after Cowell’s late father.
Cowell tweeted,”Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.
“Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages.”
The 36-year-old Lauren Silverman is the former wife of Cowell’s friend Andrew Silverman. She became pregnant while still married to Andrew.