Well known as a ladies’ man, Simon Cowell has often said he never planned to marry, but now he’s putting a ring on the finger of Lauren Silverman, his longtime girlfriend and the mother of his only child.
Simon proposed to Lauren during a romantic getaway in Barbados, realizing he had finally found the one, echoing the tribute he paid to her when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2018.
At that time he said, “’Lauren, you’ve been my rock for the past few years. Put up with everything I put up with… My mom and dad. And they’re not here, but I have a feeling they’re looking down and now I can look over to my son Eric and say: ‘Maybe one day you’ll get one of these as well.’”
Who is Simon Cowell’s wife?
Right now, no one. But he will have a wife soon! Simon Cowell is engaged to Lauren Silverman. The 44-year-old entrepreneur/ socialite is the daughter of businessmen Steven Davies and Carole Davies. She attended Miami Country Day School then went on to Tufts University in Medford, Mass., where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She has four sisters: Nicole, Jodyne, Susan and Sarah Davis.
When did Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman get engaged?
Cowell proposed to Lauren during a romantic Barbados holiday following a 9-year romance. Simon got down on one knee in front of the couple’s 8-year-old son, Eric, and Lauren’s son Adam, 16, from Lauren’s first marriage to Andrew Silverman, on Christmas Eve.
“I think after everything all of us had gone through over the past two years, it has changed our lives in so many ways,” he told ET. “Family is everything and that is what I kind of took away from it.”
A source told ET, “Lauren was so surprised and didn’t expect Simon to propose, because Simon previously never thought he was the marrying type. He changed his mind because he realized he had met his perfect match.”
Then the source added, “Lauren burst into happy tears when Simon proposed and said yes immediately. Lauren has been Simon’s rock and supports him unconditionally. They are both so happy and love each other so much. The proposal was a natural next step.”
How did Simon Cowell meet Lauren Silverman?
It was a scandalous beginning to a relationship because Lauren was married to real estate mogul Andrew Silverman, who allegedly was a close friend of Simon’s, when she met Simon at Barbados’ Sandy Lane resort in 2004. Even though he was taken with her, Simon continued to date other women, including TV personality Terri Seymour and makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, who he was engaged to for a year (2010-2011).
After breaking off his engagement to Mezhgan, Simon and Lauren, who was still married, began to see each other clandestinely. But when Lauren became pregnant in 2013, the couple had no choice but to go public. In 2015, Andrew filed for a divorce, citing adultery as the cause. The Silvermans had been married for 10 years.
When are Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman getting married?
The wedding date has yet to be announced.
How is Simon Cowell’s wedding planning going?
Simon has said he’s taking the reins with wedding planning so Parade.com asked Simon asked for an update during a press event for America’s Got Talent. Have you planned bachelor parties? Have you set a date? But Simon took it all in stride and offered no details.
“It’s all going to be a surprise,” he told Parade.com. “Ducked that one.”
Who is Simon Cowell’s son?
Eric, named after Simon’s father, was born on Feb. 14, 2014, weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and has since become the apple of his father’s eye.
When Eric was only 2, Simon told ET, “He does remind me of me when I was younger because he knows how to try it on and how to get away with things.”
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These days, Simon is planning on Eric taking over his empire.
“I would do with him what my dad did,” Simon toldExtra. “I would have him start as an intern, learn the job. The idea that one day he could be doing this or something similar, I would love that.”
When they wed, Simon will become stepdad to Lauren’s first-born son Adam from her marriage to Andrew Silverman. Interestingly, initially, Simon was banned from seeing Adam after Andrew made it a stipulation of the divorce from Lauren. Simon was required to pay Andrew $50,000 if he went near Adam, who was 7 years old at the time.
Who else has Simon Cowell dated?
Theirs was a teenage romance that took place in Hertfordshire in the U.K. Paula claims that when she was 16 years old, she lost her virginity to Simon, who was also a teenager.
Jackie is a former Page 3 model in the U.K., who dated Simon in the ‘70s, and who still remains friends with him today.
Simon dated pop star Sinitta off and on between 1985-2000. She is another of his exes he has remained friends with. The proof of that is in the fact that she is the godmother of Simon’s son, Eric.
Simon began his three-year relationship with Louise in 1995. They were engaged at one point, but broke it off when Louise told Simon she wanted to start a family and he wasn’t ready.
Georgina Law is another Page 3 model, who has gone on record as saying that she dated Simon for about six months.
Terri and Simon dated for seven years between 2001-2008, even living together until she broke it off. Simon bought her a $4.6 million house in Los Angeles following their split in 2008. They, too, are still friends and talk frequently.
Jasmine claims to have had a brief, secretive six-month fling with Simon while he was still dating Terri in 2006. When Jasmine was cast on Celebrity Big Brother, she professed her love for Simon on live TV and revealed she had his initials tattooed on her wrist.
Simon and Mezghan met in 2003 when she was a makeup artist on American Idol but didn’t start dating until 2009. They became engaged in 2010, splitting in 2011 after which Simon called their engagement a “mistake.”
Carmen Electra dated Simon Cowell for six months in 2012 but allegedly broke it off when she walked in on him and Lauren Silverman.