Meet the Child of ‘American Idol’ Icon Simon Cowell


Simon Cowell has been a household name for many years now. While the man has plenty of talents, the world knows him best as a judge on the long-running reality show American Idol.

Watching Cowell on TV year after year, it’s easy to convince yourself you know almost everything about him. In reality, though, even Cowell’s biggest fans don’t know all the details about the celebrity’s son and their relationship.

What are the details surrounding Cowell’s kid, and what kind of relationship do the two seem to have? Keep reading to discover the answers!

Simon Cowell becomes a father

The circumstances of Simon Cowell becoming a dad are a bit surprising. It all started when Cowell met Lauren Silverman, and the two hit it off right away. There were two big problems, though: not only was Lauren married, but she was married to Cowell’s close friend, Andrew Silverman.

Cowell and Lauren ended up having an affair together and things got very serious. In 2013, they announced she was pregnant, but things were a tad messy (more on this later) because she was still married to Andrew Silverman. By the end of 2013, Lauren had finally divorced Andrew Silverman, and she and Cowell welcomed their son Eric into the world on February 14, 2014.

Good luck ever trying to top that particular Valentine’s Day gift, Simon!

Belated shame over his affair

When Simon Cowell’s son was born, the celebrity had mixed feelings. Those feelings had nothing to do with his son, someone whom Cowell loves immensely and embraced right away. However, as most people in his position would, Cowell feels regret for the circumstances of his affair.

He said as much in later interviews. As reported by The Mirror, Cowell said that the affair itself “is not something I am proud of or wanted to happen in terms of hurting anyone,” but after all the dirty details became public knowledge, he realized “You have to deal with it and man up to it.” Similarly, he discovered that “You have to accept the responsibility and the criticism.”

Cowell becomes a weight loss inspiration

A few years after Simon Cowell’s son was born, he faced a major health scare. In 2017, the celeb fainted and fell down the stairs. He was then rushed to the hospital where he found out that low blood pressure was what caused him to tumble. Afterward, though, he saw a doctor who told him that he would have to make significant lifestyle changes that included cutting out red meat, dairy, gluten, sugar, and wheat, all while reducing alcohol intake.

All of that came as a shock to Cowell. Nonetheless, he took the doctor’s advice to heart, and his healthy lifestyle helped him shed a whopping 56 pounds in only a year. That was enough to transform the reality TV star into a weight loss inspiration for people around the globe. As for Cowell, this healthier lifestyle meant that he could have more happy and active years raising his son.

Bonding with his son over shared activities

Simon Cowell and his son were already pretty tight growing up after the young man was born. In the years since then, though, their bond has only grown stronger. One of the reasons for that is that the two have very similar tastes and enjoy some of the same things.

According to the celeb, both he and his son enjoy playing with and laughing at the family dogs. Additionally, both of them are fans of both Disney and Scooby-Doo. Animated or not, it sounds like this is one father/son who seriously loves dogs.

Will Simon Cowell leave any money to his child?

Normally, people think that kids of celebrities will have it pretty easy. After all, when your father is worth hundreds of millions of dollars like Simon Cowell, how hard could your life really be?

When it comes to Cowell’s kid, harder than you might think! Back in 2013, Cowell claimed that he would leave his wealth to charity rather than his son. Given that, it will be interesting to see what the young man chooses to do in order to make his own fortune.

Writing books with his son

Believe it or not, it’s possible that Simon Cowell’s son already had a successful career in the works. Rather than following in his famous dad’s footsteps, he is actually an aspiring author!

Back in 2020, Cowell announced that he and the kiddo were working on a book series called Wishfits. This series focuses on exotic creatures that are combos of other animals, like a cat/dog combo. These books have faced some delays, but we honestly can’t wait to see what this couple of creative Cowells have managed to cook up!

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