Cranky, curmudgeon, mean, and despicable, are just a few names tagged on to Simon Cowell of American Idol and X-Factor fame, but sweet and loving aren't generally descriptive terms for the talent show judge, at least until recently.

Cowell and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, have just welcomed a new addition to the family--a baby boy. His name is Eric, and pictures of Cowell and his boy are flying around the internet.

ABC News has the video and pictures: