Simon Cowell Reveals Interest In Having Second Child

Trisha Faulkner

Simon Cowell, reality music competition judge and mogul, acquired the new role of "Dad" four years ago when he and Lauren Silverman gave birth to their son Eric. Despite coming off as hard and tough on television, the music mogul recently revealed just how much being a dad means to him.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the 58-year-old revealed he simply cannot imagine his life without his son and wouldn't mind having a second child.

Simon and his partner, Lauren, welcomed their son Eric into the world in February of 2014. According to those close to Simon, the birth of his son has contributed to the evolution of a much more relaxed and calm personality than most were used to seeing.

Cowell and Silverman have been an item since 2013 when they first met on vacation in Barbados. Despite their now happy ending story, the pair's relationship began on a more controversial note than your average Hollywood love story. Lauren and her former husband, Andrew Silverman, were friends with Cowell. They often traveled and vacationed together throughout the years. Andrew was oblivious of the affair his wife had been having with his friend Cowell. He filed for divorce when Lauren's unborn child was revealed to be Cowell's.

"If you'd have asked five years ago would I have one now, I'd be thinking, 'I might have left it a bit late.' But once you've had one you think, how could you imagine him not being here? So when it happens, it happens."

"Louis called me when it was happening, and I said, 'Look, I've been there, right, and all I can tell you is you embrace it and you deal with it as a guy, and it will be the best thing that's ever happened to you.'"