Simon Cowell’s wedding proposal to Lauren Silverman was long in the making since they became parents. Here’s what we know about the wedding preparations.
After more than a decade together and being one of the most recognized couples in Hollywood, Simon Cowell and partner Lauren Silverman finally announced their engagement. The news spurned countless media discussions, including those that surrounded the idea that no one thought they would get married.
According to reports, the heartwarming incident happened while the couple were on holiday in Barbados in December 2021. Simon, a strict and straightforward TV judge, got down on one knee to pop the question to his partner. The incident was reportedly witnessed by the couple’s only child Eric and Lauren’s son Adam from her past relationship.
As per Hello Magazine, Simon’s choice of a place to make that important step was not just a one-off. Instead, Barbados is an important place for the couple. The lovebirds first met each other at Barbados’ Sandy Lane resort in 2004. That encounter would later kickstart a relationship that would last more than one decade.
In 2015 during an interview with Hello, Lauren, who rarely talks about her relationship, explained Simon had changed. While lauding her partner, Lauren said:
Simon Cowell Speaks on Upcoming Wedding
In August 2022, Simon sat down in an exclusive interview where he talked about his ongoing wedding plans. After their engagement in January, the couple has been planning their wedding ceremony. So during his appearance on the “AGT” red carpet, Simon spoke with ET about his involvement in the plans.
Simon, in his speech, joked about how he is always making wedding plans. The famous TV star disclosed that he wasn’t involved in all the details and plans for the day. Instead, he gave his fiancée Lauren free rein over what passes or not.
Still, Simon mentioned one thing he looked forward to seeing at the wedding. The TV star declared he would like to see “A puppy.” Although a bit weird, Simon’s wish was clear, and he was even interested in having a puppy serve as a ring-bearer.
Meanwhile, the TV host also spoke about the impact of the couple’s son Eric on their engagement. Simon, who has never shied away from talking about his son, explained that the youngster coached and even planned the engagement together.
Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell’s Relationship Timeline
Even though their relationship has lasted more than a decade, Simon and Lauren’s relationship started off controversially. When the duo first met in 2004 while vacationing in Barbados, Lauren was married to businessman Andrew Silverman.
Afterward, Simon and Lauren started seeing each other secretly, and in July 2013, news broke that the couple was expecting a child. The news sent ripples through Hollywood because Lauren was still married to her husband. However, People reported that the Silvermans were already working on their divorce.
According to the reports, Lauren was unhappy in her marriage and had found happiness in her relationship with Simon. After the pregnancy news made headlines, Lauren’s estranged husband released a statement claiming:
Meanwhile, Lauren reiterated her commitment to working things out amicably with Simon in a separate statement. She then also asked for privacy and space while they worked through their differences.
The news also surprised many fans who witnessed Simon previously claiming he would never get married and not have children. Still, in 2014, Simon and Lauren welcomed their son Eric and the TV host instantly changed his tune regarding fatherhood. Simon noted:
Since the birth of their son, the couple has also spoken about their interest in having more kids. In an interview with Extra, Simon explained that he and Lauren had already started talking about having more kids. The TV host further expressed he had a brother growing up, and it felt like to have two.
Although, after eight years after the birth of their son, the couple has yet to add another child to Eric. Hopefully, after the wedding, the couple will revisit their childbearing plans.