The couple was first linked in 2004 after assembly in Barbados. Seventeen years later, the former X-Factor judge, 62, popped the query on Christmas Eve in December 2021, a number of retailers, together with Page Six and E!, reported on Tuesday, January 11.
The duo’s romance had a rocky start as Silverman, 44, was married to Cowell’s good friend Andrew Silverman after they first received collectively. Lauren finalized her divorce from the property mogul in August 2013, which is identical 12 months she and Cowell went public with their relationship.
Six months later, the America’s Got Talent decide welcomed his first child, son Eric, with then-girlfriend Lauren. The child boy is Lauren’s second son — she shares 16-year-old Adam together with her ex-husband.
Regardless of their unconventional begin, Cowell has gushed over his love and their life since becoming parents to Eric. In October 2014, he revealed that whereas being a dad is nice, getting married wasn’t one thing he was prepared for simply but.
“I’m the one iconic bachelor left in all the world,” he joked throughout an interview with HELLO! magazine on the time. “Thanks for that, George Clooney!” (The Ocean’s Eleven star, 60, married Amal Clooney earlier that 12 months after being one among Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors for years.)
The British TV character stated he wished to keep the title “a while longer,” explaining, “I’ve by no means stated no to marriage, however then once more I couldn’t think about having a child at one level and now have a look at me.”
Cowell admitted that he was “all the time nervous” about what would occur together with his associate if he had been to have a toddler however famous that Lauren has made the transition simpler. “The actual fact is, our baby wasn’t planned [and] was really the most effective factor for us to have finished and we’re very completely happy now,” he added.
4 years later, Cowell referred to as the socialite his “rock for the previous few years,” saying throughout his Hollywood Stroll of Fame ceremony that she has “put up with every little thing I put up with.”
The previous American Idol decide solely informed Us in September 2019 that he was completely happy together with his and Lauren’s household, revealing that having another baby was something they weren’t thinking about on the time.
“I feel he’s fairly completely happy being the one son proper now,” Cowell stated of Eric on the time. “However we now have a really, very shut relationship. We’re like buddies.”