Simon Cowell Welcomes Baby Eric on Valentine's Day

Simon Cowell is a proud new papa!

The former American Idol judge beamed as he carried his baby boy out of Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. Simon's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, was at his side. 

A reporter joked, “Lauren, are you going to make Simon change diapers?”

Lauren gave birth to little Eric Cowell on Friday, Valentine's Day, at 5:45 P.M. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. The baby is named after Simon's father. 

Simon tweeted a sweet photo gallery with his first -born son. "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel," he wrote.