It was a happy Valentine’s day, indeed for Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman! That’s right, it’s official, the former American Idol judge and his girlfriend welcomed their first child into the world earlier today! US Weekly reports that the little bouncing baby boy was born in New York City at 5:45 PM. The bundle of joy weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces.
This is Cowell’s first child and Silverman’s second. New York City socialite Silverman has seven year-old son Adam with ex-husband Andrew Silverman. When the pregnancy was announced back in July 2013, Cowell was rather reluctant to talk about his impending fatherhood, but weeks later admitted to Us Weekly that he was “happy and excited” to become a father.
Even though Cowell has admitted in the past that he “isn’t brilliant with babies,” because he’s “never sure what to do,” he explains that he is excited to pass his wisdom down to his little boy, saying “I think I’ll be a good dad in terms of advice.” Cowell also expressed excitement at the prospect of taking his child to Disney World and Universal Studios, as well as teaching him how to drive, and even handing over the business to the tyke, saying that he “wants to pass the reins over.”
Source: US Weekly