One of TV's harshest moguls has turned into Mr. Softy—and it only took the birth of his baby boy Eric to reveal his sweeter side.
On Sunday, two days after welcoming his and Lauren Silverman's son into the world, Simon Cowell posted a series of baby pics.
The first photo the 48-year-old producer shared was of the trio from inside their room at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC.
"Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old," he captioned the photo.
In another pic, Eric Cowell—named after Simon's late father—is faced up and we can see his tiny closed eyes.
"….now you can see how very handsome little Eric is," Cowell said.
The last photo is of Simon holding his son against his chest. "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel," he tweeted.
Over the past few years, Simon has earned himself a reputation for being mean on all the shows he was part of including X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol.
Take a look back at all the harsh comments he made in the past!
He also has been linked to so many women—Mezhgan Hussainy, Paula Abdul—over the years that no one thought he would settle down.
But now, Simon is a devoted dad and loving partner and by the looks of it, his days of being a mean boy and ladies' man are over.
“She’s brilliant because she gets what my job is – she’s got a great eye and a great ear for this stuff,” he previously told In Touch about Lauren. “You have to work with your partner.”