SIMON Cowell spent £250,000 on a 15-carat diamond engagement ring for fiancee Lauren Silverman.
American social site Lauren, 44, showed off the giant rock Wednesday afternoon during a shopping trip near the couple’s home in Malibu, California.
A source said: ‘Lauren made some strong suggestions about what kind of ring she wanted and Simon, by no means stupid, took notice.
“He chose the diamond himself, after some expert advice, and got down on one knee on the beach.
“Both Lauren and Simon were bombarded with congratulatory texts – both very excited.”
Reports that Simon spent £2.5m last night have been denied by sources close to the matter.
However, the diamond is said to be a premium, “inner perfection” stone.
Simon, 62 – who will tell the contestants who impressed him on the X Factor that they “made that song your own” – has repeatedly insisted he will never marry and described It’s boring to describe this organization.
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But he proposed to Lauren in Barbados on Christmas Eve. No wedding venue or date has yet to be set.
The couple have been together for nine years and have a seven-year-old son, Eric.
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8203074/simon-cowell-diamond-ring-lauren-silverman-engagement/ Simon Cowell splashes £250,000 on huge diamond ring for fiancee Lauren Silverman