Simon Cowell has taken the first step in the journey to the altar.
The TV personality proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Silverman.
The romantic engagement occurred while the pair were on a family vacation in Barbados.
The "America's Got Talent" judge popped the question at the beach on Christmas Eve.
The longtime lovers first met in Barbados before starting their relationship in 2013.
At the time, Lauren was married to Andrew Silverman, a property developer.
"The X Factor" judge and his fiancee welcomed their son Eric in 2014.
Before meeting Lauren, Cowell dated several high-profile women, including the songstress Sinitta.
The TV personality had a metal rod inserted into his back following a terrible accident.