Congratulations are in order for Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
The X Factor judge, 54, and the Manhattan socialite, 36 , welcomed their first child together – a son named Eric – on Friday, February 14.
The proud new papa took to Twitter to announce their happy news.
Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) February 15, 2014
He added: “Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages. Named after my dad.”
In July, the couple announced their surprising pregnancy news — Lauren was married to Cowell’s close friend, Andrew Silverman. In December, the Silvermans, who have an 8-year-old son together, finalized their divorce.
“It was kind of uncomfortable. You know, the situation. But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy,” Cowell said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.