Simon Cowell shares first photo of son Eric!

The music mogul is a proud and happy daddy!

Simon Cowell has shared the first pictures of his newly born son Eric. The 54-year-old’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to their son Feb 14. Cowell posted a photograph of the tot cradling on his chest, reports He also posted three black and white shots of the new parents with the baby on microblogging website Twitter.

“Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old. Now you can see how very handsome little Eric is. I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,” he tweeted. Cowell flew from London to New York as soon as he heard that Silverman had gone into labour, and was by her side when his first child was born.

Cowell named his son Eric after his late father, who died in 1999. The reality TV mogul and his partner Silverman chose the name for their first born, who was delivered two weeks early Friday, weighing six pounds and seven ounces, reports  Cowell posted on Twitter: “Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.”

“Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages,” he added.

The couple had been rumoured to be naming the baby Simon, and the star teased they had settled on a moniker for the tot last November, but they were determined to keep it a secret.