Simon Cowell Shares Adorable New Picture, Says Son Eric is "Taking After Daddy"

Simon Cowell and son Eric pose in their shades Credit: Courtesy Simon Cowell

What a sweetie! Proud dad Simon Cowell shared a super-cute picture of his little boy Eric, 6 months, in a shirtless pose, sporting a pair of designer sunglasses.

Cowell posted the gorgeous picture, which shows Eric and himself chilling out on board a luxury yacht, to his Twitter account on Wednesday, Aug. 13, with the caption, "Taking after daddy."

The hard-nosed music mogul has evidently turned into a bit of a softie following the birth of his little boy on Valentine's Day this year. In the past six months, Cowell, 54, has shared a host of pictures of his beloved son, including one in June of him doing some hands-on parenting, giving little Eric a bath.

Baby Eric, whose mom is Cowell's girlfriend Laura Silverman, looks quite happy with his jet setting lifestyle in this new picture, giving a half-smile as he looks out at the ocean through his over-sized shades.

X Factor star Cowell admitted in an interview with Extra recently that he's relishing his new parental role. "I was born to be a dad!" he gushed.