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Simon Cowell's girlfriend gives birth to a baby boy in New York

Music mogul Simon Cowell has become a father for the first time.

The X Factor star welcomed a baby boy earlier today with partner Lauren Silverman.

A spokesman for the X Factor judge said: "They are all OK. Simon was there for the birth. He landed at 6.15pm, British time, and he was at the hospital by about 7.15pm.

"He was there for the birth."

He said details about the baby, including how much he weighed, were not available yet.

He rushed over to New York earlier today from London when be received the call that his other half was in labour and made it in time to be present for the birth.

While it may be Cowell's first child, Lauren has an eight-year-old son with ex-husband Andrew Silverman.

She was married to the real estate developer when she met Simon, who was cited in their divorce papers.

'Mr Nasty' has been open about his excitement at becoming a father at 51, but revealed earlier this week he has never changed a nappy before and has no intention of beginning soon.

He has yet to tweet the news, but an official statement is expected shortly.

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