Simon Cowell says he's bursting with pride as he released the first pictures of his newborn son Eric on Twitter.
The X Factor judge's partner, Lauren Silverman, gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing six pounds and seven ounces at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital on Valentine's Day.
The touching black-and-white shots show the millionaire music mogul cradling his tiny son, gently patting his head and looking down lovingly at him in his arms as his American girlfriend Lauren Silverman caresses their child's head with the back of her hand.
Cowell, 54, also writes: ''Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old.
"I never knew how much love and pride I would feel .... now you can see how very handsome little Eric is."
His arrival forced The X Factor supremo to hurriedly ditch judging auditions for Britain's Got Talent to jet over to to be there in time for the birth.
Cowell's father died of a heart attack in 1999 aged 81 and the star has previously described him as a "brilliant mentor".
Eric is named after Cowell's late father.
Check out Cowell's tweets unveiling photos of his newborn son:
Mum, Dad and Eric. Now two days old. pic.twitter.com/ChWlrXmtmO
.... now you can see how very handsome little Eric is. pic.twitter.com/cF5fhaFXqR
I never knew how much love and pride I would feel. pic.twitter.com/bjwhJvrFBd