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The words are kind of scary, but also pretty adorable:

Simon Cowell is now a father.

The former American Idol judge and X Factor producer welcomed a boy named Eric into the world on Friday – and we’ve got the photograph to prove it!

The first-time father and girlfriend Lauren Silverman posted the following image of themselves and their two-day old baby online today, as not even Simon himself could think of anything negative to say about it.

“I never knew how much love and pride I would feel,” wrote Cowell as a caption.

Here’s a look at other famous couples expecting in 2014: