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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman got engaged almost 8 years after welcoming their son

Simon Cowell prepares to say “yes”.

The 62-year-old reality TV personality is engaged to Lauren Silverman, representatives have confirmed to People magazine.

Cowell and his socialite fiancée have been dating since 2004, according to the outlet. In 2014, the two had a son, Eric.

The star asked the question on Christmas Eve in Barbados, where they first met, the outlet reports. Cowell reportedly proposed on a beach walk with his 44-year-old sweetheart.

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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are engaged.
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Eric, 7, and Silverman’s eldest son Adam were also there for the big question.

“They are both super happy,” the insider told People. “They’ve been together for a long time now and love each other so it’s not a huge surprise to their close friends.”

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Representatives for Cowell did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The engagement comes about a year and a half after Cowell fell on an electric bicycle, resulting in serious back injuries.

Simon Cowell is said to have asked the question while walking on the beach with his family.

Simon Cowell is said to have asked the question while walking on the beach with his family.
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“It could have been a lot worse. When I saw the x-ray, I really almost broke my spine, so I literally couldn’t have walked,” he added. he told Extra earlier this year.

The TV personality revealed that Silverman and Eric were big supporters during the surgery and recovery period.

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“She was amazing. She and Eric were like my support. I couldn’t have done it without them, so we got closer,” he said.

Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman and their son Eric in 2018.

Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman and their son Eric in 2018.
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“The hardest thing was, and I told Lauren when I got out of the hospital, I was so embarrassed to come home, looking at around 100 [years old] because I couldn’t walk, and I have these metal rods on my back and all these screws, ”Cowell said.

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The former “American Idol” judge admitted he didn’t know how to explain the situation to his son but revealed that “[Lauren] obviously said something to him because he walked in and I was lying on the bed and he said, ‘Daddy, you’re like Iron Man’, and I thought that was the most nice and that meant a lot. “

Jessica Napoli of Fox News contributed to this report.

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