• SIMON COWELL photo | Lauren Silverman, Simon Cowell

Credit: Courtesy Simon Cowell

Published: Wednesday November 26, 2014 09:00 AM EST

2014

SIMON COWELL

For those who didn't think the harsh X Factor judge had a soft side, get ready to 'awww'. "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel," Cowell posted upon welcoming Eric Philip, born Feb. 14. Calling his baby with girlfriend Lauren Silverman "healthy and handsome," the proud papa posed for a family portrait with his son (named after Cowell's father) at the two-day-old mark. We just hope Eric's cries aren't too pitchy.