17/12/2014 13:45 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Simon Cowell And Lauren Silverman Take Baby Eric For A Stroll On Barbados Beach


Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman looked every inch the doting parents as they walked along a beach with baby son Eric this week.

The X Factor boss took his family for a relaxing break to Barbados following the reality show triumph of Ben Haenow on Sunday night.

It was the perfect way to celebrate as 55-year-old Simon and girlfriend Lauren shared a tender kiss as they carried their 10-month-old son along the golden sands.

Baby Eric, who was born on Valentine's Day this year, looked the spitting image of his famous dad, with his mass of dark hair combined with a white top and black bottoms, Simon's trademark style.

Also joining them on their beach excursion were the family dogs, Squiddly and Diddly, who were more than ecstatic to have their famous owner in their presence.

Simon has had a busy year, returning to the UK version of The X Factor as a judge, along with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

And it went remarkably well for him, with two of his acts - Ben Haenow and Fleur East - making the final, with the Croydon-based van driver winning.

He has now decided to take some time off, but not before thanking his fans on Twitter for their support over the latest series of his all-consuming TV talent show, saying: