Simon Cowell and family get matchy-matchy for Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Simon Cowell is a star maker — and now he has a star of his own.

The British TV personality and producer behind American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. Some of the singers he made famous — Kelly Clarkson, Katharine McPhee, Louis Tomlinson, Adam Lambert, and Leona Lewis — were there to celebrate, as well as the cast of AGT: Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Mel B.

Kelly Clarkson helped honor Simon Cowell at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Aug. 22, 2018. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Simon Cowell with partner Lauren Silverman, their son, Eric, center, and her son, Adam. Yes, the boys wore white button-downs just like Simon, who is never without one. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

But it was really Cowell’s family who stole the spotlight. He was accompanied by his partner of five years, Lauren Silverman, and their 4-year-old son, Eric, who’s Cowell’s mini-me, even in the fashion department.

The family — including Silverman’s son from her previous marriage, Adam, 12 — was all dressed in coordinating white and dark blue/black looks. We all know that Cowell is a fan of white button-down shirts — it’s his uniform, and it’s always unbuttoned perhaps one button too far — but we learned that the boys are too. Or it was a cheeky nod to the honoree. Adam’s shirt was a carbon copy of Cowell’s, while young Eric’s had a banded collar.

Simon Cowell and son Eric at a ceremony honoring Cowell with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 22, 2018. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Eric was an especially proud son. From his seat, he held up a program with a picture of his father’s face on it with the words “The king of talent” across the bottom. He also held up a congratulations ad featuring a mini-star with Cowell’s name on it.

Eric Cowell attends a ceremony honoring his dad, Simon Cowell, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 22, 2018. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

In his speech, Cowell, who got together with Silverman rather dramatically in the summer of 2013 (she was married, there was drama), gave his partner a shout-out. “Lauren, you’ve been my rock for the past few years,” he gushed. “Put up with everything I put up with.”

Simon Cowell’s son, Eric, at Cowell’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Aug. 22, 2018. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

As for Eric, Cowell said, “I can look over to my son, Eric, and say: “Maybe one day you’ll get one of these as well.” Considering who his father is, we’d say he has a better chance than most.

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