British media personality, Simon Cowell, has proposed to his lover, Lauren Silverman, after dating for 13 years.
Cowell, famous for his stern criticisms as a judge on American Idol, and the X Factor, popped the question during the couple’s recent holiday in Barbados, The Sun reported on Tuesday night.
The 62-year-old who had previously declared he didn’t believe in marriage, proposed to the girlfriend in the presence of their seven-year-old son Eric, and step-son Adam, from Lauren’s first marriage.
According to a source, the engagement happened on Christmas Eve.
The source said; “Simon and Lauren are ridiculously, nauseatingly in love – incredibly, lockdown brought them closer than ever.
“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.
“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.
“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.”