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02/14/2014 10:22 pm ET | Updated Feb 14, 2014

Eric Cowell: Simon Cowell And Lauren Silverman's Baby Boy

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Congratulations go out to Simon Cowell!

The "X Factor" mentor welcomed son Eric, with girlfriend Lauren Silverman on Friday (Feb. 14), People confirms. Baby Eric arrived at 5:45 p.m. in New York City and weighed in at six pounds, seven ounces.

Cowell took to Twitter shortly after the birth to announce his happy news:

Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.

— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) February 15, 2014

Named after my dad

— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) February 15, 2014

Cowell, 54, and Silverman, announced their relationship after her husband Andrew Silverman filed for divorce in July 2013. They confirmed reports that Lauren was expecting a baby shortly after.

This is the first child for Cowell and the second for Lauren, who has an 8-year-old son Adam with Andrew.

Congrats again to the happy family!

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