It was quite a lovely Valentine’s Day for Simon Cowell this year! The X Factor judge became a dad for the very first time when girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to a son, whom they have named Eric. Cowell announced the happy news in a series of Tweets, and shared that baby Eric was named after Cowell’s own dad.
Simon Cowell is no stranger to controversy — his bluntness as a judge on the popular American Idol and X Factor series often landed him in the headlines — and that trait is following him to his personal life. Cowell is expecting his first baby with Lauren Silverman, a relationship that again landed Cowell in the headlines. The latest news, however, is purely happy: the couple are reported to be expecting a son.
From wedding bells to baby rattles … X-Factor host Mario Lopez has had plenty of music in his life lately! Lopez and his wife Courtney Lopez were married this past December, and that happy news has quickly been followed by the news that the couple is expecting their second baby! Baby #2, whose big sister is 2-year-old Gia Francesca, is expected to arrive late this summer.
UK X Factor judge Gary Barlow is making headlines of his own these days. The Take That front man announced via Twitter yesterday that he and his wife Dawn are expecting their fourth baby. No word yet on when baby #4 may arrive or whether the couple are expecting a girl or a boy. Another boy would even things up — currently Daniel (11) is the only boy facing off against little sisters Emily (9) and Daisy (3).