Who is Lauren Silverman? Before falling for Simon Cowell, socialite married his pal

Simon and Lauren confirmed their relationship in 2013 and share a son together named Eric who was born in February 2014


                            Who is Lauren Silverman? Before falling for Simon Cowell, socialite married his pal
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell, who has been dating Lauren Silverman since 2013, finally popped the big question to his lady love. The 62-year-old British entrepreneur and record executive reportedly surprised Silverman during their walk on the beach. Cowell and Silverman share a son together named Eric. He was born in February 2014.
 
According to People magazine, Simon Cowell proposed to his longtime girlfriend on Christmas Eve in Barbados, the same place where they first met. The big moment happened in the middle of their family vacation. Cowell and Silverman's son Eric and Silverman’s eldest son Adam were also present during their big moment. A source according to People magazine asserted, “They are both super happy. They've been together a long time now and adore each other so it's not a huge surprise to their close friends." Cowell and Silverman have reportedly known each other since 2004.
 
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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman attend the Shooting Star Ball in Aid of Shooting Star Children's Hospices at Royal Lancaster Hotel on November 8, 2019, in London, England (Tim P Whitby/Getty Images)

Who is Lauren Silverman?

Lauren Silverman is a 44-year-old New York socialite. She has been often papped with Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, supermodel Heidi Klum and actress Sofia Vergara. Lauren is the daughter of influential real estate developers Steven Davis and Carole Eisenberg. She shot to fame around 2013 and 2014 when news of her affair with Simon Cowell made headlines across tabloids. She was married to Cowell’s good friend Andrew Silverman at the time. Apparently, it was Andrew who introduced Lauren to Cowell in Barbados. The trio then often went on vacations spending quality time together.
 
However, things got sour after Andrew got to know about Lauren’s pregnancy with Cowell. He then filed for divorce where Cowell’s name was mentioned in the papers. The British TV personality earlier spoke to The Mirror on the forbidden relationship, saying, “It is not something I am proud of or wanted to happen in terms of hurting anyone. He added, “It simply occurred…You should cope with it and man as much as it. You have to just accept the duty and the criticism.” Prior to falling for Lauren, Simon Cowell dated English presenter Terri Seymour from 2002 to 2008.

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Lauren Silverman arrives for Star Chase Children's Hospice Event at The Dorchester on May 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

When will Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman get married?

Even though Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman started dating since 2014, they took their time to finally make it official. Simon proposed to Lauren after gap of eight years and therefore, it won’t be a surprise if they take a lot more time before walking down the aisle. Also, there has been no confirmation from the two when it comes to tying the knot.
 
Speaking of their 2021 Christmas Eve engagement, a source spilled the beans to The Sun saying, “Simon and Lauren are ridiculously, nauseatingly in love - incredibly, lockdown brought them closer than ever” adding, “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 insider added, “It was important to Simon that the kids were there too, as he adores them both and the family they’ve become. 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.” The source concluded, “Whilst Simon never thought he was the marrying type, he’s realised he’s met the woman of his dreams - and couldn’t be happier. In the words of Beyoncé, it was time to put a ring on it.”

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Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman and Eric Cowell attend a ceremony honoring Cowell with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)