Simon Cowell will spend Christmas with his family.
The 57-year-old music mogul is usually spotted sunning himself in the Caribbean with his ex-girlfriends including the likes of Sinitta and Mezhgan Hussainy but will spend this year’s festive period with his partner Lauren Silverman, their two-year-old son Eric, and Lauren’s 10-year-old son Adam.
A source told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "This Christmas is a real turning point for Simon because he has been allowed to spend it with Adam and he is taking it very seriously by cancelling his usual holiday with the harem. Instead, he is whisking Lauren and the kids off to sail around the Caribbean."
Simon and his family are expected to attend a charity ball at Sandy Lane on December 23 and will set sail for a number of days before they return to Barbados to see the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. Adam will then head off to New York to be with his father Andrew Silverman.
Meanwhile, Simon previously admitted his girlfriend Lauren "calls the shots".
He explained: "Yes [Lauren calls some of the shots] but for all the right reasons – if you’re not careful you can almost burn yourself out – you’ve got to have that separation."
And Simon loves having Eric with him when he’s working on his television shows.
He added: "Right from the beginning I thought I’m going to teach Eric how to share, so I said ‘Can I have some of your milk’ and he went ‘no’ and I said ‘You have to share everything Eric’ and it took me about a week …
"He does [know when to be quiet] but what’s funny is he gets to see me watching the shows sometimes and when he likes something he’s a really good barometer, so he’s in training."