Eric, named after Simon’s father, was born on Feb. 14, 2014, weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and has since become the apple of his father’s eye.
When Eric was only 2, Simon told ET, “He does remind me of me when I was younger because he knows how to try it on and how to get away with things.”
These days, Simon is planning on Eric taking over his empire.
“I would do with him what my dad did,” Simon told Extra. “I would have him start as an intern, learn the job. The idea that one day he could be doing this or something similar, I would love that.”
When they wed, Simon will become stepdad to Lauren’s first-born son Adam from her marriage to Andrew Silverman. Interestingly, initially, Simon was banned from seeing Adam after Andrew made it a stipulation of the divorce from Lauren. Simon was required to pay Andrew $50,000 if he went near Adam, who was 7 years old at the time.
Who else has Simon Cowell dated?
Theirs was a teenage romance that took place in Hertfordshire in the U.K. Paula claims that when she was 16 years old, she lost her virginity to Simon, who was also a teenager.
Jackie is a former Page 3 model in the U.K., who dated Simon in the ‘70s, and who still remains friends with him today.
Simon dated pop star Sinitta off and on between 1985-2000. She is another of his exes he has remained friends with. The proof of that is in the fact that she is the godmother of Simon’s son, Eric.
Simon began his three-year relationship with Louise in 1995. They were engaged at one point, but broke it off when Louise told Simon she wanted to start a family and he wasn’t ready.
Georgina Law is another Page 3 model, who has gone on record as saying that she dated Simon for about six months.
Terri and Simon dated for seven years between 2001-2008, even living together until she broke it off. Simon bought her a $4.6 million house in Los Angeles following their split in 2008. They, too, are still friends and talk frequently.
Jasmine claims to have had a brief, secretive six-month fling with Simon while he was still dating Terri in 2006. When Jasmine was cast on Celebrity Big Brother, she professed her love for Simon on live TV and revealed she had his initials tattooed on her wrist.
Simon and Mezghan met in 2003 when she was a makeup artist on American Idol but didn’t start dating until 2009. They became engaged in 2010, splitting in 2011 after which Simon called their engagement a “mistake.”
Carmen Electra dated Simon Cowell for six months in 2012 but allegedly broke it off when she walked in on him and Lauren Silverman.