Simon Cowell Welcomes First Child With Girlfriend Lauren Silverman

February 14th, 2014 8:21pm EST

Cowell and Silverman Simon Cowell is a first-time dad after girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to the couple's love child on Friday.

Silverman, 36, was taken to the hospital after going into labor early on Friday, and the music mogul, 54, flew in from London to be by her side for the birth of his son, who the couple named Eric, after his father, according to

The baby was born at 5:45 p.m. (EST) at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

Lauren also has an eight year old son with ex-husband Andrew Silverman. The couple's divorce was finalized in December divorced last August after it was revealed that she and Cowell had been having an affair.

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