When asked if Eric would follow in his dad’s footsteps to a career in music and television, Simon responded, “You bet! I mean, I did say to him tonight, ‘Trust me, you are filling Daddy’s footsteps in a few years’ time.'”
At the finale, Eric didn’t just watch dog trainer Adrian Stoica and his pup Hurricane take home the top prize—he got to meet them and pose for pics as well. (The series has been renewed for a 19th season and the spinoff America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League also premieres in 2024 on NBC.)
While Simon and Lauren have largely kept their son out of the spotlight over the years, Eric has made occasional public appearances with his dad on the sets of America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent and The X-Factor UK. In 2018, Eric appeared with both of his parents at the unveiling of Simon’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Eric is Simon’s only child and the second for Lauren, who also shares a teenage son, Adam, with ex-husband Andrew Silverman.