Simon Cowell is putting a shiny, diamond ring on his longtime love Lauren Silverman!
The TV personality best known for giving scathing comments as a judge on competitive shows such as “America’s Got Talent” recently proposed to the American socialite, Lauren Silverman.
A source confirmed to PEOPLE that the longtime lovers were happily engaged following a romantic proposal last Christmas Eve in Barbados, where the couple’s love story began.
Simon Cowell Has Put A Shiny Diamond Ring On Lauren Silverman’s Finger
“The X Factor” judge may be a mean critic on TV, but in reality, the Syco entertainment founder has a soft spot, especially when it comes to Silverman.
The 62-year-old entertainer unveiled his Prince Charming persona by surprising the 44-year-old with the proposal during their family vacation in Barbados.
The record executive took his longtime girlfriend on a romantic walk on the beach, where he popped the big question.
This tender moment was even sweeter with the presence of their loved ones — Eric, the couple’s son, and Adam, Silverman’s oldest son from a previous relationship.
Regarding the engagement, the insider told the news outlet that the lovebirds couldn’t be happier with their new relationship status. The source said:
“They are both super happy. They’ve been together a long time now and adore each other, so it’s not a huge surprise to their close friends.”
In 2018, the “Britain’s Got Talent” judge paid tribute to the stunning brunette during his acceptance speech after earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The TV personality sang Silverman’s praises as he admitted that the social media influencer had been his “rock” throughout their relationship.
The BAFTA Special Award Winner’s Relationship Timeline
DailyMail recently took a walk down memory lane as the news outlet looked back at some of Cowell’s high-profile relationships before meeting Silverman.
In 2011, the model Paula revealed that the “Pop Idol” judge took her virginity while the alleged childhood sweethearts were dating in the 1970s.
That same period, “The X Factor: Celebrity” star dated Jackie, a former Page 3 model, and the pair’s friendship continued even after they separated.
However, Cowell’s ex-girlfriend didn’t have a good relationship with the songstress Sinitta, who began dating the 62-year-old in the 1980s.
The “Toyboy” artist reportedly continued to have an on-and-off relationship with the TV personality for over 10 years until Eric, his son with Silverman, was born in 2014.
The father-of-one previously declared he wasn’t the type to get married; however, everything changed when he met the socialite in 2013.
At the time, the lovebirds’ relationship caused a scandal because the 44-year-old was married to millionaire property developer Andrew Silverman.
The TV Show Host Broke His Back After A Nasty Fall
In 2020, The Blast reported that Cowell had undergone intensive surgery to place a metal rod into his back following a terrible accident.
The entertainer broke his back after falling off an electric trail bike while taking it on a test drive in the courtyard of his Malibu home.
Despite the trauma he endured, the father-of-one didn’t lose his humor as the TV personality jokingly told fans to always read the manual of an electric bike before taking it for a joy ride.