62-year-old Simon Cowell and his girlfriend of nine years, Lauren Silverman, are finally engaged.
The couple are set to tie the nuptial knot, a source confirmed after reports of Cowell’s proposal to Lauren made headlines in December 2021.
It was alleged that he popped the big question on Christmas Eve in Barbados, where they first met.
The source 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.”
Cowell and 44-year-old Lauren welcomed their son in early 2014.
Lauren was previously married to Andrew Silverman from 2003 to 2013, while the America’s Got Talent judge was previously engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy from 2010 to 2011.