Simon Cowell Cried at Son’s Birth & Has Now Sold His $58M Home to Protect His ‘Little Boy’

Simon Cowell Cried at Son’s Birth & Has Now Sold His $58M Home to Protect His ‘Little Boy’

Renowned record executive Simon Cowell is a proud father of one and welcomed his child with his longtime love, socialite Lauren Silverman.

The couple has been together for several years and dotes on their now teenage son, Eric. Their first and only child together.

Per his autobiography, called “Simon Cowell – The Man Who Changed the World,” by David Nolan, Cowell believed that he would never have a child because of his age:

“[…] Again and again, he’d stated that he was too old to become a father and that he was happy as he was.”

In a 2009 interview, the world-famous television personality reiterated his stance on having children and joked about what would occur if he had them:

“God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls, I’d go nuts. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”

However, as time progressed, Cowell seemed to have a change of heart about being a dad. In a March 2012 interview, he said he was fond of children because he could communicate with them and listen to them.

The entrepreneur stated the only issue about becoming a parent is that he would always have to make time to raise them, while he has dedicated much of his time to his work through the years. “And at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity,” he said.

But it turns out he had not lost the chance of becoming a father. Cowell became a first-time dad when he and Silverman welcomed their son, Eric, in 2014.

In an interview with Extra TV that same year, “The X Factor” judge and founder was asked how it felt being a parent, and he answered, “I was born to be a dad.”

When asked whether he cried in the delivery room, he admitted, “Yeah, I did.” Cowell also revealed he held his then-newborn son five minutes after his birth and was smitten by him instantly.

What Happened at Cowell’s Home That Put His Son in Danger?
Cowell and Silverman, including their then-newborn son, Eric, settled at his house in Holland Park, London. When their child was 21 months old, the couple got robbed while asleep in their home.

The incident occurred on December 4, 2015, while the trio was upstairs when robbers raided their house and walked away with $655,000 worth of jewelry and money.

Naturally, Cowell feared for his son’s safety and was left furious. When speaking about the ordeal, the father of one said he would have liked to meet the man who invaded his home and would have wanted to have a “conversation with him.”

He expressed his frustration at the thought of having an intruder in their house and said he would refrain from saying too much because he was livid because of the situation.

“As a dad you have to realise the ­psychological damage it does having ­someone you don’t know in your home 3ft away from your little boy,” said Cowell.

That said, he upped his security following the traumatic event. Later that same month, Cowell revealed the intruder knew the ins and outs of his residence.


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