TODAY   |  February 17, 2014

Simon Cowell turns softie over his baby son

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.

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>>> so has fatherhood softened simon cowell ? the judge is showing a new side after the birth of his first child on friday.

>> that's right. simon's sharing these intimate black and white photos of newborn son and girlfriend silverman. he wrote, i never knew how much love and pride i would feel. our congratulations to simon and lauren. upon hearing that first little scream from eric, he said that was just dreadful.

>> i was about to make the same joke. i was going to say he said it's a little pitchy. and that is what's trending today.