Simon Cowell leaves hospital with baby EricA beaming Simon Cowell has been pictured taking his new son Eric home from hospital just days after girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth.

The proud new dad carried his son, named Eric after his late father, in his baby seat as the family made their way to a hotel from the Lenox Hill Hospital after a Valentine’s Day labour.

‘Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome,’ Simon tweeted just hours after the birth. ‘I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,’ he added later after sharing the first picture of him with Eric with his nine million Twitter followers.

All together now… aww!