'Life is just more simple and fun': Simon Cowell, 59, discusses how fatherhood has 'changed everything'... and admits son Eric, five, helped him stop 'living like a vampire'

Simon Cowell has discussed how fatherhood has 'changed him'.

The music mogul, 59, appeared on Lorraine on Friday morning where his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour grilled him about life as a dad to Eric, five, who he shares with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, and how his life has transformed.

In a touching sentiment, Simon admitted life is 'more simple and fun' since becoming a father, as he said: 'I see my life through his eyes now and it’s much more simple and it’s much more fun.'

Happy days: Simon Cowell has discussed how fatherhood has 'changed him'

Happy days: Simon Cowell has discussed how fatherhood has 'changed him'

When asked about what the biggest change has been in fatherhood, he said: 'When you become a dad, something clicks in you. it’s all about them... You become very protective and importantly, part of the reason I changed everything in my life'.   

On other elements of his life that Eric has changed, Simon discussed his lifestyle overhaul which has seen him shed 20lbs since going on a strict vegan diet. 

Additionally, he has stepped back his working duties too so as to ensure he can give Eric his very best and remain rested for their time together. 

He said: 'I was like a vampire, I realised that I was going to sleep between 5 and 7 in the morning and then the trouble with that is, no matter if you get six hours, eight hours, you always wake up tired, that’s the problem...

Beloved boy: The music mogul, 59, appeared on Lorraine on Friday morning where his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour grilled him about life as a dad to Eric, five, who he shares with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, and how his life has transformed

Beloved boy: The music mogul, 59, appeared on Lorraine on Friday morning where his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour grilled him about life as a dad to Eric, five, who he shares with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, and how his life has transformed

Sweet: Further to Eric's influence, he said: 'I¿ve got to be honest with you, that was a big part of it. It just didn¿t feel right that I couldn¿t explain to someone his age that I¿d been working all night and I¿m tired in the afternoon'

Sweet: Further to Eric's influence, he said: 'I’ve got to be honest with you, that was a big part of it. It just didn’t feel right that I couldn’t explain to someone his age that I’d been working all night and I’m tired in the afternoon'

'So along with the diet, I changed my hours so I go to sleep at 10pm and I now have breakfast at 8.30am. It’s almost like a complete reversal.'

Further to Eric's influence, he said: 'I’ve got to be honest with you, that was a big part of it. It just didn’t feel right that I couldn’t explain to someone his age that I’d been working all night and I’m tired in the afternoon...

'Just, it bothered me, so I thought, I’m just going to do it. On the weekend we went jet skiing together, we saw seals, I’m teaching him how to now do off-road biking, all that kind of stuff, go-karting'.

Simon also discussed his book plans with Eric: 'I am writing a book with Eric. I literally am as we talk...

Sweet: Simon also discussed his book plans with Eric: 'I am writing a book with Eric. I literally am as we talk'

Sweet: Simon also discussed his book plans with Eric: 'I am writing a book with Eric. I literally am as we talk'

Before: Simon Cowell is sporting a dramatically slimmed down appearance as of late
After: Simon put himself on a strict diet to shed the weight (above December 2016)

Weight: Simon Cowell is sporting a dramatically slimmed down appearance as of late (pictured right pre-weight loss in December 2016)

Svelte: On other elements of his life that Eric has changed, Simon discussed his lifestyle overhaul which has seen him shed 20lbs since going on a strict vegan diet (pictured with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman)

Svelte: On other elements of his life that Eric has changed, Simon discussed his lifestyle overhaul which has seen him shed 20lbs since going on a strict vegan diet (pictured with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman)

'We did this once, we had some time together and I said, you know what I think we should write this book together and he’s looking at me like, what? And then he started to get involved...

'We had such a fun time writing it. In the end I said you know what, we just do it. I can’t tell you yet [what it’s about]. I think, just doing the process with him on the book, he has a very creative mind, you know...

'He enjoyed it. Of course I want him to do what I do in years to come, if he wants to. This is a good way of slowly getting him into it. He really enjoyed it...

'He loves reading books. He really does read a lot of books. He doesn’t play video games, he reads books, he plays board games and does puzzles, stuff like that.'

'Part of the reason I did it was because of Eric. I realised if I didn't sort myself out physically, I wouldn't be able to catch up with him' (pictured in September 2019)
'Part of the reason I did it was because of Eric. I realised if I didn't sort myself out physically, I wouldn't be able to catch up with him' (pictured in August 2018)

Before and after: 'Part of the reason I did it was because of Eric. I realised if I didn't sort myself out physically, I wouldn't be able to catch up with him' 


Simon Cowell, 59, discusses how fatherhood has 'changed everything'

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