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Simon Cowell shares first photos of son Eric

Posted February 17th, 2014 @ 10:02am

Simon Cowell is sharing the first photos of his new son Eric. 

On Sunday, the reality TV mogul took to Twitter with three black-and-white shots of the newborn, who girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to on Valentine's Day in New York. 

One shows Simon cradling the baby boy with Lauren by his side. 

In another, Simon holds the infant to his chest and adds in his caption, "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel." 

The 54-year-old doting dad added a third photo on Sunday, a close-up of the newborn with the message, "Now you can see how very handsome little Eric is."  Simon and Lauren have named their child after Simon's father.  

Eric is Lauren's second son.  The announcement of her pregnancy turned into a scandal last year, as it came while she was still married to Simon's close friend Andrew Silverman.  She has since been divorced. 

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