Simon Cowell is the new Winston Churchill -- last night he took his current girlfriend AND his ex-fiancee out to dinner ... at the same time ... and somehow, it didn't end in World War 3.
Simon treated baby mama-GF Lauren Silverman and ex-fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy to a fancy dinner at Miami's Prime Fish, where they ate outside and basked in Florida's stifling humidity.
The three later emerged from the restaurant without a single scratch.
Guess Mezhgan wasn't lying when she said she was happy for Simon and his new girl -- the $8 million mansion Simon gave her probably didn't hurt either.
I AM a Good Dad!!
Even Doctors Agree
2/26/2014 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell knows more about caring for infants than you think, and says ... medically, there's NO issue with his little beach vaca with his baby.
Simon and Lauren Silverman were out for dinner last night in Miami -- sans baby Eric -- when he fired back at critics (like us) who said it probably wasn't a great idea to take their 10-day-old baby out for a day on the beach.
Simon says Eric is "very healthy" ... and added the whole trip was doc approved.
Probably can't say the same for his extremely exposed chest.
Warned By Cops
Get Your Bitches Off Our Beaches
2/24/2014 3:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's two dogs are puppies non grata on the beach in Miami -- the TV mogul was just warned by cops to get them off the sand ... or else.
Simon's been chilling in the sun all day with GF Lauren Silverman and their newborn son Eric -- but despite the beach's explicit NO DOGS ALLOWED rule, he brought along his two Yorkshire Terriers Squiddly and Diddly.
We're told a police officer gave Simon an official warning ... and Simon and Lauren took off soon after.
We almost felt bad for the dogs ... almost.
Life Is Complicated with Baby
2/22/2014 10:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell was sent packing Friday ... just days after his baby was born, but not because Lauren Silverman threw him out -- because a judge laid down the law in her complicated custody case.
As we previously reported ... Lauren's nasty divorce from Andrew Silverman ended with a custody arrangement for their 7-year-old son Adam, which required Lauren to keep Simon away from the kid for a year. Adam stayed with Lauren over the last few days, which meant Simon needed to skedaddle.
Simon moved into the swanky St. Regis Hotel in NYC ... but we're told he moved back with Lauren when Adam left.
As for the immediate future ... we're told Simon will stay in NYC for 4 to 5 weeks, until their baby is allowed to fly. The new family will then go to London for "X Factor" auditions. They'll be in the UK for around 3 weeks and then return to NYC.
Our Simon sources say he and Lauren will split their time between NYC and London, and since he has a plane it's no big deal.
It comes as a sacrifice. Simon won't be spending much time in Bev Hills ... which he loves. Instead he'll be in NYC a lot -- a place he doesn't love.
I've Got This Baby Thing All Backward
2/21/2014 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell flashed his new daddy skills -- in front of all the paparazzi -- and FAILED MISERABLY at the dreaded car seat test.
Simon and Lauren Silverman took their newborn Eric to the doctor Friday for a checkup. Lauren said the baby's doing great -- and then it was Simon's time to shine ... or not.
Watch what happens when he attempts to load the kid into the car. If we're being honest ... Papa Cowell made a big no-no.
Good thing his driver has baby seat experience.
My 5-Day-Old Son
2/19/2014 12:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's new son has been cleared for takeoff -- TMZ has learned, the 5-day-old child just got his very first passport ... to become one of the most well-traveled jetsetting babies in the world.
Simon and Lauren just left an NYC courthouse, where they filed papers to get their son Eric his passport.
We're told BOTH parents had to be present in order to get the official government paperwork -- and since Simon's only in town for a few days, the couple decided to check this off their to-do list right away.
Makes sense -- Simon spends tons of time in the UK ... so baby Eric will obviously be making plenty of trips across the pond.
That said ... experts recommend waiting until a newborn is 4-6 weeks old before taking it on an airplane ... so Eric's probably not flying anywhere any time soon.
I Idolize My New Son
2/16/2014 11:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell has a male in his life that is actually showing more chest than him -- and his name is Eric.
It's a pretty shocking sight for a man who by all accounts has avoided parenthood for 54 years.
Simon boasted how handsome his son is, adding, "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel."
Simon, Lauren Silverman and 2-day-old Eric posed for the pic in the NYC hospital where the kid was born.
So how do you feel today ... looking at a 2-day-old kid who will never have to work a day in his life?
OFFICIALLY A DAD
GF Gives Birth
2/14/2014 3:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
4:25 PM PT -- the baby's name is ERIC ... after Simon's father.
Simon Cowell is officially a father ... his pregnant GF Lauren Silverman has finally popped in NYC.
36-year-old Silverman just gave birth to a healthy baby boy at Lenox Hill Hospital -- after Simon flew across the ocean from London to be by her side for the delivery. As we reported, Lauren went into labor early this morning and Simon hopped on a plane as soon as he heard.
We're told the baby was born at 5:45 PM EST at 6 pounds, 7 ounces.
The boy is 54-year-old Simon's first child and Lauren's second -- she also has an 8-year-old son with her ex Andrew Silverman.
So far, no word on the baby's name.
Daddy's Almost at the Hospital
Keep Your Vagina Closed
2/14/2014 11:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's baby mama better tighten up her lady parts ... 'cause the "X-Factor" judge just landed in New York -- and he's making a beeline for the hospital.
We broke the story ... Lauren Silverman went into labor early Friday morning -- and Simon rushed home from London to be there -- but based on his look in the pic ... the soon to be dad doesn't look too worried about missing things.
Something tells us he won't be filming the gruesome process.
Simon Cowell's GF
I'm in Labor
Get Your Ass to NY, Simon!!
2/14/2014 4:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
7:25 AM PT -- Daddy's gonna make it ... our maternity sources tell us Simon is zipping across the pond right now, and Lauren is early enough in labor that docs will delay the birth until he arrives.
Simon Cowell's first baby is on the way -- his girlfriend Lauren Silverman is in labor, and has checked into a New York City hospital ... and Simon is racing to get there before the kid arrives.
Sources close to Lauren tell TMZ she went to Lenox Hill hospital in Manhattan (Upper East Side, of course) within the last few hours -- and immediately sent up the baby signal ... alerting Simon to get on a private jet bound for NYC.
He's been in London shooting one of his competition TV shows.
If Lauren has the baby today -- they're expecting a boy -- we're told she'd be about a week and a half early, but it's nothing to worry about.
Happy Valentine's Day, Simon.
Story developing ...
Lauren's Divorce Settlement
Simon, Stay Away From Her Son ... OR ELSE!
11/14/2013 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's baby mama, Lauren Silverman, signed a divorce settlement agreement which has a shocking penalty -- if Simon goes near her 7-year-old son, she has to pay her ex a $50,000 PENALTY!
TMZ is privy to the unbelievable settlement agreement, which also provides that if Lauren violates the Simon stay-away clause 3 times, she loses all contact with her son, Adam, until a court deals with the violations.
The Simon stay-away clause only lasts until January, 2015. So presumably the kid can be around Simon in a year ... if he's still part of Lauren's life.
But the plot thickens. The settlement agreement also provides Andrew Silverman, Lauren's ex, cannot trash Simon to Adam and has a legal obligation to make sure no one else around him talks smack.
And there's a clause in the settlement that provides Lauren and Andrew both agree to prevent Adam from calling anyone other than them "mother" or "father." Translation: Simon is not your daddy.
Andrew agrees to pay Lauren $3k a month in child support ... a modest amount and it goes to what TMZ has been reporting ... that Simon will become the cash cow.
Finally, Lauren and Andrew agreed to change the cause of divorce from adultery to "broken down irretrievably."
Simon Cowell's Baby Mama
Screw Lawyers ...
I Got a Billionaire Divorce Mediator
11/14/2013 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Simon Cowell's baby mama Lauren Silverman and her ex won't be settling any future disputes through overpaid lawyers -- they've enlisted a trusted mutual friend to hash out their differences ... a man who also happens to be a famous BILLIONAIRE.
According to the divorce settlement, Lauren and Andrew Silverman have named Sir Philip Green as a mediator. Green is the current CEO of the Arcadia Group, which owns the likes of Topshop, and is worth a reported $5.3 billion.
Under the settlement, Green will be one of two mediators (the other being attorney Martin Edelman) for the next 5 years.
We're told the reason Green was named a mediator is because Lauren, Andrew, and Simon each consider him to be a close friend -- and feel comfortable using Green as a neutral go-between.
How do they all know each other? We're told Green introduced Simon to Andrew and Lauren years ago (while Andrew and Lauren were still together) and all four of them hit it off.
Simon's Baby Mama
WE'LL GET MARRIED
... If Simon Wants to
10/1/2013 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two interesting things about this video with Simon Cowell and the woman carrying his fetus, Lauren Silverman. And it's all about who is responsible for what in their relationship.
Lauren's responsibilities -- according to the couple, Lauren is tasked with making the decision about filming the birth of their child.
*Note -- Our camera guy has volunteered for the job ... and Lauren didn't exactly turn him down.
Simon's responsibilities -- Lauren says the decision to get married is entirely up to him.
Check out the clip ... it's pretty fun video.