Simon Cowell and his 'little boy' Eric cuddle up in new photos

Simon Cowell is one besotted father. The music mogul has shared two adorable photos of his baby son Eric on Twitter, giving fans a glimpse into his family life and showing off his softer side.

The Britain's Got Talent judge posted the snaps in honour of Father's Day – his second after welcoming Eric with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman on Valentine's Day last year.

"My second Father's Day with my little boy," Simon captioned the photo.


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Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed Eric last year

The snap proved a hit with Simon's followers, with several commenting on how much Eric had grown since the last photos his dad had shared. The 16-month-old not only takes after his famous father in his looks, but it seems that Eric is also used to handling money.

"Oh No! He is Dad's little boy," Simon captioned a second photo of Eric rifling through his millionaire dad's wallet and throwing some dollar bills onto the bed.

The music scout also retweeted a jokey post from a One Direction fan page that read: "Simon, I only see 3 dollar bills. Cmon now, I KNOW for a fact you can hook the little fella up with more."

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"Oh No! He is Dad's little boy," Simon captioned a second photo of Eric

Despite welcoming his son last year, Simon has previously admitted that he never expected to become a father – but that he loves it. The TV personality has fully embraced his new role of parenthood and seems ready to have a second baby with his girlfriend.

Speaking exclusively to HELLO! magazine, the couple admitted that they would like to have a daughter in the future, after Lauren was initially told she was carrying a girl.

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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman have previously told HELLO! they would like a daughter

"When I was pregnant with Eric I was told by the doctors he was a girl," said Lauren. "But he just fooled them. There were a few names floating around but we had our name picked out and it would be lovely to have a girl."

The American philanthropist, 37, added: "The only problem is that I will feel sorry for her when she is older because she won't be able to leave the house, and no man would dare come near here because Simon would be so protective."