Judge Simon Cowell got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, during a recent trip to Barbados. Cowell and Silverman met in 2004 and went public in 2013. They are the parents of 7-year-old Eric. Cowell, 62, proposed to Silverman on Christmas Eve, a source told The Sun.
“Simon and Lauren are ridiculously, disgustingly in love, unbelievably, the confinement brought them closer than ever“, the source said. The proposal came as a complete surprise to Silverman, 44, who never in a million years expected her to ask the question, the source added.
“It was important to Simon that the children were there as well, as he adores them both and the family they have become“, the source continued.
“Lauren has been Simon’s rock for the past several years, supporting him when he broke his back, and through thick and thin in general. They make a wonderful couple. While Simon never thought he was the type to get married, he did. He realized he met the woman of his dreams, and he couldn’t be happier. In Beyoncé’s words, it was time to put a ring on her“.
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 11, 2022
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Although Cowell has not commented on the engagement on Instagram, his representatives confirmed the happy news to PEOPLE. Another source told the magazine that “they are both super happy“. They have “been together for a long time and they adore each other, so it’s not a big surprise to their close friends” the source said.
This will be Cowell’s first marriage. He was once engaged to Mezhgan Hussainy from 2010 to 2011. Cowell is best known for his career as a judge on The X Factor, Pop Idol, American Idol, Britain’s Got Talent, and America’s Got Talent. He also founded the Syco media entertainment company.