Cowell fears naughty son
Simon Cowell thinks there is potential for little Eric to be a naughty child.
The music mogul's girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to little Eric on Friday, following an affair with Simon that saw her divorce her then-husband Andrew.
With a super rich and famous dad, the 54-year-old has an inkling the little one has potential to be a bit of a brat.
"Yeah, I've got a feeling he's going to be really bad for some reason," he laughed to the British edition of OK! magazine when asked if he thinks his son will be naughty.
While the star insists he's not nervous about fatherhood, he did add that he will "never" change a nappy.
Simon is British but his partner Lauren hails from the US and The X Factor creator is eager for Eric to develop an English accent rather than American one.
"I definitely would like my child to speak with a British accent," he mused.
"Maybe because I'm British! I haven't really thought about it but it would be quite odd, me being a Brit, and having a child that spoke with an American accent."
He added that the little one will be raised in both countries.
Simon took to Twitter to announce the arrival of their Valentine's bundle of joy.
"Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome," he wrote to his followers.
"Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages.
"Named after my dad (sic)"
He's since been posting an array of pictures, including a recent snap of Eric snuggled up between two cuddly toys.
Simon also shared a touching photo of himself holding his newborn baby to his chest while gazing lovingly at him.
"I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,(sic)" he captioned the shot.
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