Simon Cowell secretly popped the question last month to his longtime partner, Lauren Silverman, while vacationing in Barbados, a new report claims.
The "X Factor" judge reportedly proposed on Christmas Eve in front of the son he shares with Lauren, 7-year-old Eric. Lauren's son from a previous marriage, Adam, was also on hand for the special moment.
"Simon and Lauren are ridiculously, nauseatingly in love – incredibly, lockdown brought them closer than ever," a source told The Sun. "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."
The engagement comes more than a decade after the 62-year-old music mogul famously said he didn't believe in marriage.
"It was important to Simon that the kids were there too, as he adores them both and the family they've become," the source said. "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 realized he's met the woman of his dreams – and couldn't be happier. In the words of Beyonce, it was time to put a ring on it."
Simon has never married before.
Simon and Lauren first met in 2004 while she was married to one of his good friends. They went public with their relationship in 2013, and Lauren soon announced she was pregnant.
The Sun claims it confirmed the engagement news with Simon's spokesman.