Simon Cowell: 'I'm Not Exactly a Hands-On Dad'

Simon Cowell doesn’t mince words, even when it comes to his own parenting skills.

“I’m going to be honest – I’m not exactly a hands-on dad,” Cowell tells Hello! magazine about caring for his 8-month-old son, Eric Philip.

“I want to fast forward a few years so I can take him go-karting and then introduce him to women,” says the music and TV producer, 55.

Simon Cowell: 'I Was Born to Be A Dad'

Simon Cowell is one doting papa. The music mogul welcomed his first child, Eric, with girlfriend Lauren Silverman last month and he’s already looking to expand his family.

Simon Cowell Leaves Hospital with Baby Eric

Baby made three for Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman on Valentine’s Day, and the new family is already on the move.

Two days after welcoming Eric Philip into the world, the music mogul was seen Sunday leaving the hospital with mom and baby.

“Simon was carrying a sleeping Eric in his car seat,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding, “Lauren looked absolutely amazing and very pretty – it was hard to believe she had given birth less than 48 hours prior. She kept smiling.”

Emily Blunt's Special Delivery, Jason Derulo Is the Ultimate Romantic & More Weekend News

Whether your Valentine sent you 1,000 roses, or you spent your downtime searching for the perfect T.J. Oshie jersey, love conquered all (and then some) this weekend.

Here’s what warmed our hearts – and what you missed – this weekend:

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Simon Cowell: We Got Enough Baby Shower Gifts for '100 Kids'

Simon Cowell didn’t attend girlfriend Lauren Silverman’s baby shower last Sunday, but he certainly took note of the impressive haul of gifts she scored.

“I wasn’t there. I wasn’t invited, literally,” the music producer, 54, said Thursday at an X Factor press conference in Los Angeles.

Simon Cowell's Girlfriend Showered in Baby Gifts

Simon Cowell’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman celebrated the upcoming arrival of their baby boy during an intimate baby shower with friends and family at Cowell’s Beverly Hills home on Sunday.

Guests – including Cowell exes Terri Seymour and Mezhgan Hussainy – were greeted by the sight of a gorgeous Christmas tree and handsome man serving drinks.

Simon Cowell's Girlfriend Lauren Silverman Finalizes Divorce

Simon Cowell can legally put a ring on it.

The X Factor judge’s girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, finalized her divorce from Andrew Silverman in New York Civil Court on Wednesday, PEOPLE confirms.

Lauren reached an an amicable divorce settlement with her ex-husband in August, one month after news broke that she was expecting a child with Cowell.

Simon Cowell Purchased an Engagement Ring for Lauren Silverman: Source

It sounds like Simon Cowell is undergoing some major changes in his personal life.

With a baby boy on the way at the end of February with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, the X Factor mentor, 54, is also preparing to pop the question.

Simon Cowell: I'll Have a 'Smoking Room' When the Baby Arrives

With a baby on the way, X Factor mentor Simon Cowell declared that he was quitting smoking, but in his own words: “I lied.”

Claiming electronic cigarettes “don’t work,” the music mogul eagerly pulled out a pack of cigarettes to light up after taping an episode of his Fox singing competition on Thursday.

Two More Babies On the Way for Simon Cowell – Furbabies!

For Simon Cowell, it’s the more, the furrier!

The 53-year-old introduced two new puppies he recently adopted Thursday over Twitter, asking fans, “Any suggestions for names?”

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