What do you think? Simon Cowell breaks silence on surprise proposal to Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell says he almost smashed his 'spine to pieces'

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Simon Cowell, 62, and Lauren Silverman, 44, met in the Caribbean in 2004 when Lauren was still married to her ex-husband, Andrew Silverman. News of Simon popping the question was first reported on Tuesday, when the socialite was spotted running errands in Malibu with a huge diamond ring.

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Simon popped the question while the couple were on holiday in Barbados, with their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s older son Adam, from a previous relationship.

On Wednesday, the couple were spotted cycling on electric bikes in Malibu, and were approached by a photographer.

In a video obtained by The Sun, Simon grinned as he was asked to confirm the engagement news.

He quipped: “What do you think?”

The photographer left his congratulations, with Simon replying: “I really appreciate that.”

The pair then got on their bikes and cycled away.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge reportedly got down on one knee on Christmas Eve in a romantic proposal during a family holiday.

Fellow judge Amanda Holden spoke of her delight on hearing the happy news on her Heart Radio show.

She said: “I think she’s the one, but I don’t know if she ever thought he would put a ring on it.

“Then last night, we all got the text saying ‘It’s happening’.

“We couldn’t believe it and I knew it would be in the papers today if we got the text last night.

“So I was like, ‘Oh my goodness’.”

This will be Simon’s first marriage and Lauren’s second who divorced her ex Andrew in 2013.

Lauren announced her pregnancy with Simon’s baby that year.

The couple welcomed their first child together in February 2014.

According to The Sun, Lauren burst into tears when Simon proposed, and while he’s previously stated he would never marry, he’s changed his mind after meeting ‘the woman of his dreams’.

Simon has had previous relationships with the likes of presenter Terri Seymour and makeup artist Mezhghan Hussainy.

The TV mogul admitted in 2019 he had become vegan after doctors advised him to change his diet for health reasons.

He was also named one of the wealthiest people in the UK by the Sunday Times Rich List, the same year, with an estimated worth of £385 million.

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