Simon Cowell shares first photos of new baby boy

Feb. 16, 2014 at 3:47 PM ET

Fatherhood is already making a softie out of Simon Cowell.

Video: The 54-year-old “X Factor” judge and first-time dad gushes about the “love and pride” he feels over his new son with girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

The new dad tweeted the first photos of his new baby boy, Eric, on Sunday. The 54-year-old "X-Factor" judge's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, gave birth on Friday in New York.

In a series of black and white images, Cowell gushes about his handsome son and the "love and pride" he now feels as a first-time dad.