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Simon Cowell's girlfriend gives birth to boy in New York

Published on Feb 15, 2014 8:55 AM
 
British TV and music mogul Simon Cowell welcomed a son on Friday. His girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, gave birth to the 2.9kg boy in New York.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - British TV and music mogul Simon Cowell, who had long said fatherhood was not in his plans, welcomed a son on Friday, his representative AnnMarie Thomson said.

The former American Idol judge's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, gave birth to the 2.9kg boy in New York. It is her second child and Cowell's first.

Cowell, 54, who gained fame as an acid-tongued judge on television singing contests in the United States (US) and his native Britain, has never married.

"I'm not brilliant with babies," Cowell told US magazine Parade last October. "I never know what to do. But (once he's older) I think I'll be a good dad in terms of advice."

 
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