‘Baby’s Got Talent’ kippah marks arrival of baby Cowell

‘Baby’s Got Talent’ kippah marks arrival of baby Cowell

Simon Cowell was this week said he never “knew how much love and pride I would feel” after welcoming his new baby with girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

Tender photographs posted on Twitter showed the music mogul settling into life as a first-time father after the baby boy arrived ‘healthy and handsome’ last Friday in New York.

And as Jewish fans on both sides of the pond wondered whether there would be a brit this weekend, Jewish News sent Cowell a kippah with the words ‘Baby’s Got Talent’ – provided by creativekippot.co.uk – as well as a specially-created front page as a gift to mark the simcha.

Its main story covers the fact that the X-Factor creator paid a touching tribute to his Jewish father Eric by naming the tot after him, while it also features spoof stories including one speculated that Cowell is set to launch a ‘Rabbi Idol’ contest to select a rabbi to officiate at his little son’s barmitzvah. 

The 54-year-old rushed to New York from London on Valentine’s Day morning after receiving news that Lauren had gone into labour, arriving at New York’s Lennox Hill hospital just a few hours before the arrival of the couple’s son and remaining at his partner’s side throughout.

Eric Cowell senior, who passed away in 1999, was previously described by Cowell as a “brilliant mentor”. The Norwood patron spoke about discovering his father’s Jewish roots only after he’d passed away. “I’ve always suspected it but to find out in a newspaper is an unusual way,” he said. “I was delighted.”


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