Update: On Sunday, Cowell took to Twitter to share three photos of his baby boy. “Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old. You can see how very handsome little Eric is,” he writes. “I never knew how much love and pride I would feel.”
Originally posted Feb. 14: Simon Cowell officially has the fatherhood factor.
The X Factor judge, 54, and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, welcomed their first child together on Friday, Feb. 14, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Son Eric Philip arrived at 5:45 p.m. in New York City and weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz.
“Very happy to say Eric was born … Healthy and handsome,” Cowell Tweeted immediately following the official announcement. “Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages. Named after my dad.”
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