“If Eric grows up and says stop it, I don’t know what I would do,” he said.
“I don’t smoke around him and I wouldn’t do that. I have thought about what he might say in a few years. This is the one thing I would find very difficult to give up because I do love a cigarette. A cigarette and a beer.”
But Lauren isn’t backing down and says a baby is the biggest incentive he’s got to stop.
“Simon’s just not sure if he can quit and he knows at 56 his clock is ticking on the baby front. Lauren is aware of that too but she’s sticking to her guns,” the source said.
“She’s a tough cookie. He’s trying every trick in the book to get around it because he really wants to be a dad again.”
The world was shocked when the former bachelor — who now says he would like to have a baby girl too — became a dad two years ago, turning ‘Mr. Nasty’ into a big softy.