Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman “bring out the very best” in each other

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are “each other’s rock”.

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman got engaged over Christmas

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman got engaged over Christmas

The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ boss proposed to Lauren, 44, earlier this week and it’s said the loving couple “bring out the very best in each other”.

An insider told PEOPLE magazine: “They have fun together and are each other’s rock.

“They are both passionate [about one another], but really bring out the very best in each other. As a family, they all have such an incredible bond.”

The 62-year-old star has son Eric, seven, with Lauren, who has son Adam, 16, from a previous relationship.

It is said the couple decided to get engaged after seeing how the world has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The source added, “A lot has happened in the past few years and just like everyone else in the world, these things have all been a reminder of what’s precious to them.”

Simon is said to have proposed to his partner while on a family holiday in Barbados recently, and his girlfriend Amanda Holden – who appears alongside him as a judge on ‘BGT’ – is hoping the couple will return to the island for their wedding.

She said: “I’d like to think [the wedding would be this year].

“I’m literally texting them as we speak, ‘Do I need to book flights to Barbados because I want to board before prices go up, let me know’…

“Also, I have to book time off from work, I have to get a hat. I guess who takes care of the kids? Are the kids invited, now come on! Honestly they have to think about the guests!”

Meanwhile, the TV star admitted she was “shocked” by the announcement as she didn’t expect him to ever ask the question.

She explained: “I have to say I’m probably just as shocked as Lauren!

“Simon said he would never get married and obviously Lauren was by his side and you, now they’ve been through so much together and I think she’s the one but I don’t know if she ever thought he was.” do would ring!

“While Simon never thought he was the marriage type, he’s realized he’s met the woman of his dreams – and couldn’t be happier. In the words of Beyoncé, it was time to put on a ring.”

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