Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman Welcome Baby Boy!

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By Michael Lewittes

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Simon Cowell is a dad!

The “X Factor” creator and Lauren Silverman welcomed a baby boy at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York on Valentine’s Day.

The newborn’s name is Eric, and he entered the world at 5:45 p.m., weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces.

“Healthy and handsome,” tweeted the proud papa.

“Lauren in great shape,” he added. “Thanks for all of your kind messages.”

The baby, Cowell’s first child, is named after the music mogul’s late father, who died in 1999.

Cowell took a last-minute flight from London to New York when Silverman went into labor on Friday morning.


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