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Simon Cowell Says His Son Eric, 3, Is ‘Old Enough Now to Be My Buddy’: ‘We’re Friends and He’s Fun to Be Around’

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Simon Cowell‘s newest pal? His son!

The America’s Got Talent host spoke to Extra recently about a sun-soaked vacation he took alongside 3-year-old Eric Philip, Cowell’s ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour and Seymour’s daughter Coco, 2.

“Mexico was amazing,” said the television personality, 57, adding of the tiny duo, “Coco’s great. The two of them together — they are hilarious.”

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Though traveling with toddlers can be a challenge, the father of one says their time in Mexico was “easy” — in part because his son is a little older now.

“Eric’s old enough now to be my buddy. We talk to each other all the time,” Cowell explains. “We’re friends and he’s fun to be around.”

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Amicable exes Cowell and Seymour, 43 — who dated for six years before splitting in 2008 — get together often with their kids, who are longtime playmates.

“It was perfect timing with his son Eric being so young and he hoped I would have a baby girl so he could set her up with Eric and they could date,” Semour said during her pregnancy in September 2014.