Simon Cowell was unsure about becoming a dad

24 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

Simon Cowell wasn't sure how he'd feel about becoming a dad.

The TV star, who has welcomed baby Eric into the world, his first child with partner Lauren Silverman, admits he didn't know how he would handle the news if he was ever told he would become a parent.

Speaking before the birth, he said: "[I'm] feeling really good about it, yeah. Now it's all nearly happened, I'm excited. I mean, it's actually real. It's a first time for me, so I didn't know how I was going to feel, but I'm excited."

The couple's son was born on Valentine's Day (14.02.14) and Simon rushed to New York from the London auditions of 'Britain's Got Talent' to be with Lauren in time for the birth.

Eric, who is named after Simon's father, was born at 17.45pm, and the TV talent show guru, 54, later uploaded intimate snaps of his new son on Twitter, saying he never knew "how much love and pride I would feel" and described Eric as "handsome."

The music mogul, who launches 'I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical', at the London Palladium on Thursday (27.02.14), joked that he would like to make his son a stage star.

He added to The Sunday Times newspaper's Culture magazine: "I'll give it a year. I don't want to exploit him too early."

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