Simon Cowell has shared a touching picture of his newborn son.

The former American Idol judge was the complete opposite of his on-air persona in a black-and-white picture on his Twitter feed showing him in his trademark T-shirt cuddling Eric on his chest. Another picture shows him and Laurie Silverman with their 6-pound bundle of joy.

Cowell and Silverman brought the baby home from New York's Lenox Hill Hospital on Sunday where he was born on Friday according to the New York Daily News.

Friends tell the newspaper Cowell will lie low with his new son at his Upper East Side apartment for the next few weeks but is eager to bring him to England to meet his friends and co-workers there.