How Simon Cowell’s new bride Lauren Silverman finally tamed the eternal bachelor and saw off his famous harem

HE is as famous for his ex-factor as The X Factor.

But at the age of 62, Simon Cowell posed a question to his partner Lauren Silverman, finally closing the door of his famous former flame harem.


Simon Cowell is engaged to Lauren Silverman after 13 years of marriage
Simon Cowell on a yacht with fiancee Lauren Silverman and ex-Sinitta and Mezhgan Husseini.


Simon Cowell on a yacht with fiancee Lauren Silverman and ex-Sinitta and Mezhgan Husseini.

The tycoon, who once declared marriage “boring,” quietly proposed to Lauren’s longtime love to the mom of his son Eric, seven, on Christmas Eve, which means the latest confirmed (heterosexual) showbiz bachelor is officially off the market.

A friend said last night, “No one has been more shocked by the changes in Simon over the past few years than Simon. He has always been an ardent and vociferous opponent of marriage, considering it an outdated and constraining institution.

“But during the isolation with Lauren, something changed. He is no longer as obsessed with work as he once was and realizes that now family and health are everything.

“Although she has never been in the spotlight or desired fame, Lauren knows what she wants – and that is the commitment to family life.

“Unsurprisingly, she didn’t appreciate the fact that Simon was hanging out and relaxing with his ex-harem, especially Sinitta, who was always hiding in the shadows.

The last laugh

“Simon was told in no uncertain terms that it was him or his exes — Sinitta, Terry Seymour and Jackie St. Clair — and wisely chose to prioritize his present and future over his past.”

Notably, the couple’s recent vacation to Barbados did not include any of Simon’s former fans.

In previous years, a procession of glamorous size 8 women had accompanied Simon on his Caribbean walks at no cost.

In 2014, poor 44-year-old Lauren, with a grinning grimace, walked along the west coast of Barbados, politely holding hands with 58-year-old Sinitta.

Simon has previously also brought TV host Terry, 47, and former model Jackie, 61, aboard his charter yacht.

And in 2010, he invited his temporary girlfriend Mezhgan Husseini, 48 years old, with whom he tried to leave, to join the gang.

In 2014, Simon even stated that he would always love his ex, saying, “The love I have for my ex-girlfriends will always be with me, so I think this is true love. People confuse selfishness, lust, self-doubt with true love.

“But for me, be it Jackie, Mezhgan, Sinitta or Terry, they will remain in my life forever. I truly love them. “

He definitely likes them a little less today. Lauren 1, Harem 0.

Lauren Silverman became pregnant with their son Eric in 2013.


Lauren Silverman became pregnant with their son Eric in 2013.
Simon Cowell dated Jackie St. Clair in 1978.


Simon Cowell dated Jackie St. Clair in 1978.
Simon Cowell previously said that ex-Terry Seymour will forever remain in his life.


Simon Cowell previously said that ex-Terry Seymour will forever remain in his life.

Sinitta, in particular, has always been something of a thorn in the side of Simon’s partners.

He dated the singer So Macho for almost 20 years. She claims that they broke up due to his unwillingness to marry or have children.

And two years ago, she insisted that Simon would “never propose” to Lauren, which apparently failed like Silverman’s proverbial balloon.

But the stunning Lauren was the last to laugh after becoming the first woman to successfully send Sinitta to the dating history books.

At the same time, the Manhattan socialite won the favor of Simon’s inner circle.

She became friends with his co-judge of the UK Talent Seeking Competition, Amanda Holden, as well as Robbie Williams and his wife Aida, Pierce Morgan and Alyosha Dixon.
It was actually Lauren’s idea to sign former Take That vocalist Robbie and his American actress wife for The X Factor in 2018.

In addition to helping him make business decisions, Lauren was also close to Simon in private, no matter what.

When he broke his back in an electric bike accident in August 2020, she helped him recuperate.

A friend said, “Simon’s friends quickly fell in love with Lauren, and she immediately joined his social circle.

“Simon was known to have tremendous stamina when it came to partying – often staying up until 4 or 5 am – but under Lauren’s gentle, watchful gaze, he confused it all.

“They now enjoy quiet dinners with friends, Netflix and playing games with Eric in the evenings. Lauren gradually helped Simon change his lifestyle – and he has never been so happy.

“She was his mainstay when he was broken, mentally and physically, and was not sure if he would ever be able to walk again. She’s just really good for him. “

Lauren – “Simon’s Rock”

In London, where the couple have two multimillion-dollar homes, the couple regularly hang out with Amanda Holden and her husband Chris Hughes.

The four recently spent a long weekend at the private Soho Farmhouse, enjoying biking, outdoor swimming and evening cocktails at the Cotswolds grounds.

Yesterday, 50-year-old Amanda revealed that Simon happily wrote to his friends to let them know that news of their engagement was coming out at Kristen Bell Tattoos.

Speaking on her radio show “Heart”, she admitted that before that she had no idea about the proposal.

She said, “Last night we all received a text that said, ‘This is happening,’ and we couldn’t believe it.

“And I knew it would be in the newspaper tonight if we got the text last night. I thought, “My God!”

“I literally send them messages when we talk:” Do I need to book tickets to Barbados because I want to be in time before the prices go up? “

“Besides, I have to take a vacation, I have to get a hat. I think who will look after the children? Are the kids invited? Now come on. ” Three years ago, Simon, who is worth about £ 400 million, announced that he no longer had a mobile phone because he considered it a “distraction.”

However, he secretly bought what he calls “the bat phone” – giving his new number only to a select few of his inner circle – and these were the ones he sent text messages to.

“Mister Nastya has been gone for a long time”

After meeting a whole host of charming women, including Danny Minogue, 50, and Carmen Electra, 49, Simon has always insisted that marriage is not something that interests him.

In an interview shortly before he became official with Lauren in 2013, he said, “When you get into a routine, it’s boring.

“When it doesn’t matter how big your house is, you end up on the same couch, in the same bed, or in the same room as the person. I like to be myself. “
He also said earlier: “I don’t believe in marriage, certainly not in this business. The truth is, you get married and after a year or two you get cleaned up! It just won’t work. “

Luckily, Lauren, who also has a 15-year-old son, Adam from her first marriage, has money of her own.

Tellingly, the marriage contract was NOT discussed, friends said last night. However, it would be surprising if their lawyers did not discuss this idea closer to the wedding.

Simon's close friend Amanda said she found out about the news from the message


Simon’s close friend Amanda said she found out about the news from the message
Simon Cowell also dated Carmen Electra shortly before Lauren.


Simon Cowell also dated Carmen Electra shortly before Lauren.

Although a wedding date has yet to be set, the buddies speculate that next Christmas in Barbados they might have a “little intimate” swap of vows.

His beloved dogs Squiddley, Diddley and Freddie will surely feature prominently in the ceremony, possibly as ring bearers.

Happy as they are now, Simon and Lauren had a difficult start in social life.

She was married to one of his best friends, real estate tycoon Andrew, when they fell in love and they were forced to “break up” after she became pregnant with their son Eric in 2013. There were malicious rumors that she “tricked Simon into having a baby.

About pregnancy, he once admitted: “I did not plan this. But I remember going to the first scan with Lauren. I named him Ted because he looked like a tadpole. Something just turned on.

“I felt incredibly protective of both of them. I just really wanted him. I just didn’t know it before. “

Since then, Simon has fallen head over heels in love with the charming Eric.

Likewise, he took on the role of Adam’s protective stepfather.

And it was characteristic that he went down on one knee, and both boys watched.

The source added: “Lauren had an incredible stabilizing influence on him and calmly operated the ship that is their relationship.

“TV Mr. Nastya has been gone for a long time. Simon is now a devoted family man, and life is completely different.

“A wedding is the cherry on a three-tiered cake.”

Simon Cowell marries Lauren Silverman in Barbados, says “shocked” Amanda Holden, who received news from the text

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