Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman welcome baby Eric

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Congratulations to Simon Cowell, who has become a father for the first time.

He and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed their baby boy on Valentine's Day in New York.

Their son has been named Eric - after Cowell's dad.

Cowell tweeted: "Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.

"Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages."

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