English TV personality, Simon Cowell has proposed to his longtime girlfriend Lauren Silverman, after 13 years of dating.
The X factor judge who previously declared he didn’t believe in marriage, reportedly proposed to the American socialite in the presence of their seven-year-old son Eric, and Lauren’s older son, Adam from her first marriage.
According to a source, the engagement which happened on Christmas Eve in Barbados had Silverman in happy tears.
The source said; “Lauren was absolutely stunned and never in a million years expected Simon to pop the question. She burst into tears – happy tears – and obviously said ‘yes’ straight away.”
“It was important to Simon that the kids were there too, as he adores them both and the family they’ve become,” the source added.
“Lauren has been Simon’s rock over these past few years – supporting him when he broke his back, and through thick and thin generally. They make a wonderful couple…”
The source also mentioned that, “Whilst Simon never thought he was the marrying type, he’s realised he’s met the woman of his dreams – and couldn’t be happier. In the words of Beyoncé, it was time to put a ring on it.”
The 62-year-old music mogul first met New York City socialite Lauren, 44, in 2004 when she was on holiday in Barbados with her then-husband Andrew Willner.
They went public with their relationship in 2013, with Andrew and Lauren’s divorce being finalised in November that year.
Simon and Lauren welcomed their child, Eric in 2014.