English television personality and record executive, Simon Cowell, and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, are finally engaged.
The couple who dated for nine years are set to tie the nuptial knot, a source confirmed after reports of Cowell’s proposal to Lauren made headlines in December 2021.
Daily Mail reports that the 62-year-old music mogul, popped the question to 44-year-old Lauren, on the couple's Barbados getaway over the new year in front of their seven-year-old son, Eric and Lauren's 16-year-old son, Adam.
A source told the Sun that, “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.”
Cowell and 44-year-old Lauren welcomed their son in early 2014.
Lauren was previously married to Andrew Silverman from 2003 to 2013, while America’s Got Talent judge was previously engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy from 2010 to 2011.