SIMON Cowell is getting married for the first time – after secretly proposing to his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman.
X Factor star 62 years old – who previously claimed not to believe in marriage – got on his knees during the couple’s recent vacation in Barbados, The Sun can reveal.
Romantic Simon poses the question before the couple’s seven-year-old son, Eric and stepchild Adam, from Lauren’s first marriage, on Christmas Eve.
Last night, a source said: ‘Simon and Lauren are in a weird, nauseating way – unbelievable, lip-locking has brought them closer than ever.
“Lauren was absolutely stunned and never in a million years has Simon answered this question. She burst into tears – happy tears – and obviously said ‘yes’ right away.
“It’s important to Simon that the kids are there, because he loves them both and the family they’ve become.
“Lauren has been Simon’s rock over the years – supporting him when he broke his back, and generally from thick to thin. They make a wonderful couple.
“While Simon never thought of himself as the type to get married, he realized he had met the woman of his dreams – and couldn’t be happier. In the words of Beyoncé, it’s time to put on a ring.
The £360million mogul has been dating the stunning American social media site – who is also a millionaire in her own right – for 13 years.
They have homes together in Los Angeles and London, and celebrate the New Year with friends at Simon’s Bajan pub.
The couple first met in 2004 when Lauren, 44 years old, is still married to one of Simon’s good friends, property magnate Andrew Silverman.
They then fell in love and went public with their relationship in 2013.
Lauren became pregnant with Simon’s first child, Eric, who was named after the BGT star’s late father, shortly after.
Simon, whose exes include Sinitta, TV presenter Teri Seymour and makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy previously said he doesn’t believe in marriage.
In 2008, he said: “I don’t believe in marriage, certainly not in this business.
“The truth is you get married and in a year or two they’re going to get rid of you! It just won’t work. ”
Last night, a spokesman for Simon confirmed the good news but declined to comment further.
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8190764/simon-cowell-engaged-lauren-silverman/ Simon Cowell has joined Lauren Silverman after secretly proposing on romantic vacation in Barbados following a 13-year romance