Every boy wants to be just like his dad at one time or another.
But for Simon Cowell’s son Eric it’s seems he may have a little less to say in the matter as the 17-month-old has quite literally become his dad’s mini-me!
The toddler was an exact match of his celeb old man, in a picture shared by X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. While we’re not fans of matching outfits at MFM headquarters (particularly the laughably clichéd ones), we did find this a little cute.
Little Eric was dressed in his dad’s trademark white shirt and blue jeans (it’s a classic for a reason), and Simon couldn’t look more chuffed or keen to show off their identical style as his son sat on his lap in a golf cart.
Clearly we weren’t the only ones to think that way, Cheryl captioned the snap: “Simon and his mini me.”
It was only last week that Simon was ‘worried’ Eric would be a little too interested in the green stuff as he shared a picture of the toddler playing with money.
Sat in bed, rooting through his dad’s wallets, Eric was surrounded by dollar bills.
“Oh No! He is Dad’s little boy,” Simon tweeted.
And now the music mogul is afraid his son’s first work will be a bark because he spends so much time around his Yorkshire Terrier pooches, Squiddly and Diddly.
“He spends most of his time with Squiddly and Diddly. He is going to end up barking,” the 55-year-old told the Daily Star.
While we’re big in the “anything can happen” camp, we don’t think that’s very likely.
Saying that, there has been research (in the US) that says babies as young as 6 months old can recognise the difference between a dog’s happy bark and its angry one, so you never know…