He’s got a reputation as Mr Nasty.
But Simon Cowell has gone all gooey since becoming a father in February. He’s let the rest of us see his softer side by sharing cute family snaps of his gorgeous son Eric on his social media.
As Simon celebrates his 55th birthday today, we’re celebrating with his sweetest Eric Twitter pics.
1. Matching shades
“Taking after daddy”
All that’s missing from this shot is a faux chest hair piece strapped to Eric’s body to make the little lad a total mini me of his famous Dad.
The shades, the shirtlessness, the relaxed pose, the my-life-is-better-than-yours grins; Simon and Eric are like mirror images in this pic from August. And who wouldn’t look happy hanging out on a yacht?
2. Bath time
“Bath Time !”
Just ‘cos Si’s an international criticiser with a cray cray busy life flying here, there and everywhere doesn’t mean he isn’t a hands-on Dad, as he proved with this pic in June.
Just look at the expression on Eric’s face as he gazes up at his Daddy from his baby bath.
3. Fast learner
“Eric has already learnt to read!”
You know how it is; you’ve been strapped into your baby bouncer and that wall isn’t getting any more interesting to stare at, so you grab the nearest reading material and have a browse.
Si is clearly a very proud papa of his son’s advanced learning. His ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ pal David Walliams couldn’t help but poke fun by retweeting the pic with his own addition: “Unlike his father”.
4. Eric’s friends
“Eric’s new friends”
In his early days, Eric made a couple of pretty awesome looking pals; a knitted elephant and a cuddly dog teddy complete with blue bow.
Meeting new people is so exhausting, so Eric spent the photo shoot napping. Standard.
5. Daddy son snuggles
“I never knew how much love and pride I would feel.”
A very proud father, Simon shared this adorable shot of his new son in February soon after his arrival, along with an equally adorable caption gushing about the “love and pride” he felt. N’awwww.
Just look at Eric all snuggled up to his Daddy’s chest. Heart. Melts.
Keep sharing your soft side and super-cute son, Simon, we love it.