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Simon Cowell Introduces Son Eric Philip

02/16/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

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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All the Details on Lauren Silverman’s Sexy Swimsuit

01/07/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Simon Cowell Lauren Silverman Baby Barbados Melissa Odabash swimsuitGemaira/Splash News Online; Courtesy Melissa Odabash

She may be due soon, but Lauren Silverman isn’t letting her growing bump crimp her vacation style.

On Dec. 31, Simon Cowell‘s expectant girlfriend fashionably walked the beach with her happy beau during a low-key vacation in Barbados.

Silverman wore a straw fedora, aviator shades, Melissa Odabash‘s Nantes zebra print one-piece ($230) and a white cover-up.

Although the news initially caught him off guard, Cowell is now warming up to the idea of becoming a father.

“I would have never ever expected it, but it’s happened and I’m embracing it now,” he says.

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Simon Cowell: My Son Will Compete with Kelly Clarkson’s Kid

11/20/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

He once welcomed her to Hollywood and now Simon Cowell is congratulating Kelly Clarkson on her arrival to parenthood.

“I’m slightly ahead of her, yes,” Cowell, who’s expecting his first child with Lauren Silverman, told PEOPLE during Jaguar’s introduction of the new F-type coupe in Playa Vista, Calif. on Tuesday..

“I’m happy for her because she’s a great girl. Some of these contestants on [American Idol] can change a bit over the years, [but] she’s a really nice person and she remembers how the show gave her a break.”

Despite his well-wishes, Cowell, 54, admits it was his own news of becoming a father that caught him off guard.

“Come on, I would have never ever expected it, but it’s happened and I’m embracing it now,” he says.

Simon Cowell Kelly Clarkson Pregnant
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Simon Cowell: Pregnancy News Left Me with Mixed Feelings

09/07/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

Simon Cowell had two reactions when he learned that he was going to be a father.

The X Factor judge, who’s expecting his first child with Lauren Silverman this winter, tells Ellen DeGeneres in an interview airing on her talk show Tuesday that he thought, “Oh my God, this is exciting, and it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks.”

He’s referring to the fact that Silverman was still with her husband, Andrew, when the baby news broke in July.

“It was kind of uncomfortable. You know, the situation,” Cowell, 53, admits. “But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy. I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been.”

Simon Cowell Pregnancy Ellen DeGeneres
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Baby Boy on the Way for Simon Cowell

09/04/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Simon Cowell Lauren Silverman Are Expecting a Boy
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Simon Cowell recently said seeing an ultrasound of the child he’s expecting with Lauren Silverman was “surreal.” Now we know what the proud dad-to-be was looking at on that monitor.

“Simon and Lauren are expecting a baby boy,” a source close to the X Factor judge tells PEOPLE.

So how is Cowell, 53, feeling after learning that his first child will be a son? “Simon couldn’t be happier,” says the source. “He is just so excited. All he talks about is the baby. Lauren and the baby are doing great.”

Cowell certainly looked happy when he was photographed holding hands with Silverman, 36, while spending time together in France last month.
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