America's Got Talent Judge Simon Cowell Is Engaged—Get to Know His Fiancée and Children

Known as a womanizer, Simon Cowell has often said he never intended to get married, but now he's putting a ring on the finger of Lauren Silverman, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his only child.
Simon proposed to Lauren while on a romantic getaway to Barbados and realized he had finally found the right one, echoing the tribute he paid her when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2018.
He said at the time, "'Lauren, you've been my rock these past few years. Enduring everything I had to endure... My mother and father. And they're not here, but I feel like they're looking down, and now I can look over at my son, Eric, and say, 'Maybe one day you'll get one too.'"
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Who is Simon Cowell's wife?
Lauren Silberman
Nobody at the moment. But he will soon have a wife! Simon Cowell is engaged to Lauren Silverman. The 44-year-old entrepreneur and socialite is the daughter of businessmen Steven Davies and Carole Davies. She attended Miami Country Day School and then attended Tufts University in Medford, Mass., where she received 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 vacation after a 9-year romance. Simon got on one knee on Christmas Eve 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.
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"I think after everything we've all been through in the last two years, it's changed our lives in so many ways," he told ET. "Family is everything and I kind of took that with me."
A source told ET: "Lauren was so surprised and didn't expect Simon to propose to her because Simon never thought he was the marriage type before.
Then the source added, "Lauren broke down in tears of joy when Simon proposed and immediately said yes. Lauren was 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."
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How did Simon Cowell meet Lauren Silverman?
It was a scandalous start to a relationship as Lauren was married to real estate mogul Andrew Silverman, who was said to be a close friend of Simon's when she met Simon at the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados in 2004. Although he was taken with her, Simon continued to date other women, including TV personality Terri Seymour and makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy, to whom he was engaged for a year (2010-2011).
After breaking off his engagement with Mezhgan, Simon and Lauren, who was still married, began to meet secretly. But when Lauren became pregnant in 2013, the couple had no choice but to go public. In 2015, Andrew filed for 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 is yet to be announced.
How is Simon Cowell's wedding planning going?
Simon has said he takes the reins when planning the wedding, so Parade.com asked that Simon asked for an update during a press event for America's Got Talent. Do you have bachelor parties planned? Did you set a date? But Simon accepted everything and gave no details.
"This is all going to be a surprise," he told Parade.com. "I swallowed that."
Who is Simon Cowell's son?
Eric and Simon Cowell
Eric Cowell
Eric, named after Simon's father, was born at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York on February 14, 2014 weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces and has been the apple of his father's eye ever since.
When Eric was just two, Simon told ET, "He reminds me of me when I was younger because he knows how to try it on and how to get away with things."
These days, Simon plans for Eric to take over his empire.
"I would do to him what my dad did," Simon told Extra. “I would have him start as an intern, learn the job.
If they marry, Simon will become stepfather to Lauren's firstborn son, Adam, from her marriage to Andrew Silverman. Interestingly, Simon was initially banned from seeing Adam after Andrew made a condition of divorce from Lauren. Simon had to pay Andrew $50,000 if he approached Adam, who was 7 at the time.
Who else has Simon Cowell dated?
Paul Hamilton
Theirs was a teenage romance that took place in Hertfordshire, UK. Paula claims that when she was 16, she lost her virginity to Simon, who was also a teenager.
Jackie Sinclair
Jackie is a former British model who dated Simon in the 70's and is still friends today.
Sinitta and Simon Cowell
Sinitta
Simon dated pop star Sinitta between 1985 and 2000. She is one of his ex-girlfriends who he stayed friends with. Proof of this is the fact that she is the godmother of Simon's son Eric.
Louise Payne
Simon began his three-year relationship with Louise in 1995. They were once engaged but called it quits when Louise told Simon she wanted to start a family and he wasn't ready.
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Georgina law
Georgina Law is another model known to have dated Simon for around six months.
Simon Cowell and Terri Seymour
Terri Seymour
Terri and Simon dated for seven years between 2001 and 2008 and even lived together until she broke up. Simon bought her a $4.6 million home in Los Angeles after their split in 2008. They, too, are still friends and talk frequently.
Jasmine Lenhard
Jasmine claims to have had a brief, secret six-month fling with Simon while he was still dating Terri in 2006. When Jasmine was cast in Celebrity Big Brother, she professed her love for Simon on live TV, revealing she had his initials tattooed on her wrist.
Simon Cowell and Mezhgan Hussainy
Mezghan Husseiny
Simon and Mezghan met in 2003 when she was a makeup artist on American Idol, but didn't start dating until 2009. They got engaged in 2010 and split in 2011, with Simon calling their engagement a "mistake."
Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra dated Simon Cowell for six months in 2012 but reportedly broke it off when she walked in on him and Lauren Silverman.
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