Simon Cowell has opened up in a rare display about his son Eric and his relationship with Lauren Silverman.
The TV star and music mogul was talking at the Together For Short Lives Ball, the charity for which he and Lauren are patrons.
And it appears that the tough judge was full of emotion on the special night, needing support from his partner’s son, Adam.
Simon, 62, and Lauren, 44, began seeing each other in 2013 and Lauren fell pregnant with Simon’s first child the following year.
Eric was born on Valentine’s Day 2014 and it’s clear his only child is the apple of his eye.
When asked how his seven-year-old was doing, Simon told OK! Magazine : “He’s doing great. Year on year it just keeps getting better. Just seeing how his brain changes, it’s quite amazing.
“He’s a sweet little boy but he’s a lot like me when I was young. I could be really naughty and so can he! I have to say to him, ‘Eric, Daddy has done exactly the same thing, you can’t fool me'”.
He added: “He’s my best friend, I adore him.”
Simon was also asked if the romance is still alive between him and Lauren, which left Simon laughing and replying: “I guess so!
“Covid-19 was the real test. Like everyone, we were in lockdown for a long time and that’s when you realise whether or not you actually enjoy each other’s company or not. And we really, really did. So to answer your question… yes, the romance is still alive!”
It comes after Simon stepped back from appearing on his new ITV show, Walk the Line.
The TV judge will be replaced by Gary Barlow for the series when it air, but he put rumours to bed that he is retiring after leaving fans concerned.
He will return to Britain’s Got Talent next year as well as work on other shows between the UK and America.
The hit entertainment show had to be cancelled this year due to ongoing restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic which Simon says was a “difficult decision”.
But he says he’s “excited” to be doing it again and that the team is more “energized”.