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Simon Cowell will marry Lauren Silverman in Barbados says ‘shocked’ Amanda Holden, who received the news via text message last night

AMANDA Holden has revealed that she was told about the engagement news of her close friends Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman in a text.

The Heart presenter detailed how she learned of the proposal through a text message that simply told her “it’s happening” – and thinks he’s getting married in Barbados .

Amanda, Simon's best friend, said she learned the news via text message

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Amanda, Simon’s best friend, said she learned the news via text messageCredit: Instagram
Simon and Lauren got engaged over the Christmas break while on holiday in Barbados

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Simon and Lauren got engaged over the Christmas break while on holiday in BarbadosCredit: Getty

Last night, The Sun exclusively revealed The X Factor judge Simon, 62, has been secretly knelt down with girlfriend Lauren, 44, is on vacation in Barbados.

Amanda, 50, admitted she was one of the first to find out when it was reported the star had raised the question in front of Eric, son of Lauren, seven.

Speaking on her Heart radio show with Jamie Theakston, the Britain’s Got Talent judge shared her excitement as she “never thought” the day would come.

“Simon said he was never going to get married, and obviously Lauren was by his side and you know they’ve been through a lot together,” she said.

“I thought she was one, but I don’t know if she ever thought he’d put a ring on it. Then last night we all got the text ‘What’s going on’ out “.

“We couldn’t believe it and I knew it would be on the paper today if we took the test last night. So I said, ‘Oh my god’.”

Without revealing too many details, Amanda continued to reveal that she is very confident about the wedding that will take place this year.

“I would love to think so,” she added. “I text them when we talk, ‘Do I need to book a flight to Barbados, I want to get there before prices go up’.

“I have to schedule time off work – I have to wear a hat! I was thinking, who’s going to take care of the kids? Are the kids invited? Now let’s go!”

X Factor star 62 years old – who previously professed not to believe in marriage – got to his knees during the couple’s recent vacation in Barbados.

The Sun revealed Simon raised the question in front of the couple’s seven-year-old son, Eric and step-son Adam, from LaurenThe 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 is absolutely stunned and never in a million years has Simon ever 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.

Boss, worth £360 million, has been dating a beautiful American social networking 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 Cowell is stepping away from the TV to spend more time with his family

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