First-time father Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman brought their son Eric home from the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on Sunday.

Simon Cowell Welcomes Son

Cowell announced Eric’s birth through Twitter on Friday in a serious of tweets. The music executive shared that both Eric and Silverman were in good health and that his son had been named after his late father.

Cowell's First Photos With Son Eric

Two days after Silverman gave birth, Cowell, 54, uploaded a number of pictures of his firstborn baby boy. “I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,” Simon captioned a sweet picture of himself holding his son on his chest.

Cowell, who flew in from London for the birth on Friday, plans to remain in New York City with Silverman and Eric for the next few weeks at their Upper East Side apartment, a source told The New York Daily News. "They are really happy to all be together and get Eric home and introduce him to Squiddly and Diddly," the source said, referring to Cowell's two Yorkies. After some time in Manhattan, Cowell plans to fly the baby to England, where he’ll introduce him to his mother Julie, 87.

Cowell & Lauren Silverman's Affair

It was announced back in August 2013 that Cowell was expecting a baby with his longtime friend Andrew Silverman’s then-wife. Though the Silvermans were apparently headed for divorce, Cowell’s relationship with Lauren Silverman shocked many, including Andrew’s brother, Alexander Silverman. “It is an unbelievable story of betrayal,” he said, according to the Daily Mail. “It is a sad story and a tragic story.” The Silvermans have an 8-year-old son together.

After news of the pregnancy broke, it wasn’t long before the Silvermans were officially divorced and Lauren and Cowell took their relationship public. In the months leading up to Eric’s birth, the couple appeared to be happily approaching parenthood on lunch outing and flirting in the middle of a grocery store. It’s been reported that Cowell was waiting until after the baby’s birth to propose to Silverman.

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