Simon Cowell Talks Eric, Adoption Plans: Cowell Considering Adding To His Family

Simon Cowell has his son Eric, but adoption may be in the cards for his family. Cowell revealed in a new interview that he and his partner, Lauren Silverman, are considering an addition to their family, and they might go the adoption route for a child.

According to Hello Magazine, Cowell spoke with the U.K.’s Daily Star about the plans he and his partner are discussing.

“Myself and Lauren want to have more children of our own but we could adopt as well. I wouldn’t rule out it happening. It’s a good idea. I’m beginning to warm to the idea of adopting.”

Eric turned one in February, and Simon is very much the doting dad. He talks about the little boy often on his social media accounts, and he shares about the little boy in interviews.

When he spoke to the Daily Star, he shared some about Eric’s behavior and how he tries to handle it. He admitted that he has a lot to learn when it comes to disciplining his son.

“I’m aware Eric could become a brat. I’m going to make sure we teach him manners and to not talk down to people. I’m terrible at discipline but that’s all basic stuff. And the first thing I said to Lauren is we’ll teach him to always be kind to animals.”

Cowell has two dogs as well, and he shared an amusing anecdote about his son and the dogs in the house. According to Closer, the little boy has been around the family dogs so much that he now thinks he is a dog, too.

“He’s walking now — and he walks like the Duracell Bunny. Part of him also thinks he’s still a dog, because he’s grown up around the dogs.”

Simon Cowell is known for being difficult. He doesn’t hold anything back when he shares his opinion, but it does appear that another side of him comes out when his son is involved. Cowell revealed that he and his little boy do have alone time together to bond at night.

“‘Because I work late, Eric knows that if he cries in the middle of the night, the chances are I’ll be awake. He’s worked out I’ll go to him. It’s lovely, actually. In the past every time I saw babies they were crying, but when you spend a bit more time with them you see them settling down, their little characters developing. They start to take on a bit of your personality.”

In fact, Cowell has already called his son Eric a “mini-me.” On more than one occasion, Cowell has shared photos of himself and his little boy showing off how the little boy looks like him.

Not everyone is a fan of Eric, though. The little boy traveled with his dad to Miami last month, and a passenger was not too happy about that. According to People Magazine, Cowell went to his Twitter about the incident. However, Eric was not causing trouble. Cowell had no problem calling out the passenger on social media.

Cowell is keeping busy. Not only is he still involved with the X Factor U.K., but he is also working with Britain’s Got Talent this year.

The music mogul has also stayed close to One Direction. He is the man that put the group together. According to a recent Inquisitr report, Cowell spoke out after Zayn Malik left the group in March.

“He’s a fantastic singer. Um, look, he’s got to get his head together a little bit … He needs some time on his own, as he said, to be a normal 22-year-old, which he’s gonna have. I’ve always said to all of them, the future’s bright depending on what you want to do … We’ve always hoped that One Direction would stay together for a long time and my hunch is it still will. They’re just too good for everything to stop now.”

What do you think of the different side that fatherhood has brought out of Simon Cowell?

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