Simon Says… He’s a Dad!

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It’s time to show his sweeter side! Simon Cowell‘s girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, gave birth to their son at a New York hospital just before 6 p.m. Friday.

E! says the former ‘X Factor’ and ‘American Idol’ judge hopped on a private plane in London so he could be right by her side.

The baby boy weighed 6 lbs and 7 oz.

This is the 54-year-old music mogul’s first child and the second for his 36-year-old girlfriend.

As for the name? Simon showed his sentimental side, and let the secret slip on Twitter that the bundle of joy was named after his father, Eric.

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