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  • 17 February 2014, 23:19

Simon Cowell Posts First Photos Of Baby Eric

Millionaire music mogul Simon Cowell has published the first pictures of his newborn son on Twitter.

The 54-year-old posted three black and white images on the social networking site, where he has nearly 10 million followers.

The first, which shows Cowell cradling his baby seated next to American girlfriend Lauren Silverman, is captioned: "Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old."

The next is of the new arrival along with the post: "Now you can see how very handsome little Eric is."

A third shows a sleeping Eric lying on the chest of his father, who tweeted: "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel."

Eric, named after Cowell's father, was born on Valentine's Day, weighing 6lb 7oz.

The X Factor judge left the auditions for Britain's Got Talent to fly to New York to be by his partner's side for the birth.

Cowell took to Twitter to express his joy, saying: "Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome. Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages. Named after my dad."

Cowell's father died of a heart attack in 1999, aged 81, and the star has previously described him as a "brilliant mentor".

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