Simon Cowell’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman has given birth to a baby boy.
The baby boy, named Eric after Cowell’s father, weighed 6lbs 7oz, and was born at 5:45pm EST.
“He’s incredible!” an overjoyed Cowell told the Daily News a few hours after the successful delivery of his first child. “His name is Eric, after my father.”
Silverman, 36, went into labor and checked into Lenox Hill Hospital in New York early this morning. Cowell, who was in the UK filming “Britain’s Got Talent” auditions, took a private jet to be by Lauren’s side for the birth.
Cowell had the jet on standby and earlier this week said, “I am keeping my phone on during auditions 100 percent. If it happens I just have to go and dash onto a plane.”
“I probably will be nervous when it all happens. I am going to watch Father of the Bride tonight to get used to that.
“I have got a feeling my child is going to be really naughty, he added.
This is the first child for Cowell and the second for Silverman who has an 8-year-old son, Adam, from her marriage to real estate tycoon Andrew Silverman.