Cowell Worried About Preferring Pets To Son
Simon Cowell has admitted he was worried he might like his dogs more than his son before baby Eric was born.
In an interview with his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour, the X Factor creator said he was "born to be a dad" and would consider having more children.
The 54-year-old said: "I wouldn't rule out (more children).
"Well, I've got (Yorkshire terriers) Squiddly and Diddly, and I couldn't imagine Squiddly or just Diddly ...
"I had a brother when I was younger, so I kind of think it's cool to have two or three ... two."
Cowell had to make a mad dash from London, where he was filming Britain's Got Talent, to be at girlfriend Lauren Silverman's side when she gave birth to Eric in New York on Valentine's Day.
He said he cried when his first son was born and said any trepidation he felt quickly dissipated.
"I actually said to Lauren beforehand 'What if I like the dogs more than him?', because I've never had a baby before, and she said 'You're gonna be absolutely fine', and then literally within seconds of him being born, I got it," he said.
He told Seymour on Extra that his mother Julie was "really excited" and "touched" that the couple had decided to name the baby Eric, after Simon's father.
He added: "I look at him, Eric, and I think of my dad all the time, so it's a really good thing."
He said of life since the baby was born: "Lauren's actually been crying more than Eric, so I've had to put one of those pacifiers in her which she likes ... has to be fed every three hours, otherwise she gets a little bit grumpy, and Eric's absolutely fine!"
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