Simon Cowell engaged to longtime girlfriend Lauren Silverman
X-Factor judge Simon Cowell is engaged to his girlfriend of thirteen years, Lauren Silverman, after proposing to her during the couple’s holiday trip to Barbados.
Despite previously declaring that he did not believe in marriage, Simon popped the question in front of the couple’s seven-year-old son Eric and step-son Adam, from Silverman’s first marriage, on Christmas Eve.
According to The Sun, a source had said, “Simon and Lauren are ridiculously, nauseatingly in love – incredibly, lockdown brought them closer than ever.”
“Lauren was absolutely stunned and never in a million years expected Simon to pop the question. She burst into tears – happy tears – and obviously said ‘yes’ straight away.”
“It was important to Simon that the kids were there too, as he adores them both and the family they’ve become.”
“Lauren has been Simon’s rock over these past few years – supporting him when he broke his back and through thick and thin generally. They make a wonderful couple.”
“Whilst Simon never thought he was the marrying type; he’s realised he’s met the woman of his dreams – and couldn’t be happier. In the words of Beyoncé, it was time to put a ring on it.”
The couple have been dating for over 13 years and own homes in Los Angeles and London.
They first met in 2004, while Lauren was still married to one of Simon’s good friends, property mogul Andrew Silverman.
The duo fell in love and publicly declared their relationship in 2013. Soon after, Silverman got pregnant with Simon’s first child, Eric, named after the BGT star’s beloved late dad.