He proposed to his partner of eight years in January.
And Simon Cowell has revealed that this son Eric, 8, had an important part to play when he popped the question to Lauren Silverman, 44, on Friday.
The music mogul, 62, admitted that their son was a ‘big part’ of the proposal and even tried his hand at coaching Simon.
Adorable: Simon Cowell, 62, has revealed that his son Eric, 8, played a ‘big part’ in his proposal to Lauren Silverman, 44, as they ‘planned’ it together, on Friday (pictured in 2018)
In an Interview with Entertainment Tonight, Simon confessed: ‘One hundred percent he had to coach me. And we planned it. He was a big part of it.’
Simon gave credit to the pandemic for shifting his focus after previously revealing that he didn’t believe in marriage.
He said: ‘I think after everything all of us had gone through over the past two years, it has changed our lives in so many ways.’
‘Family is everything and that is what I kind of took away from it.’
Nerve-racking: Simon confessed: ‘One hundred percent he had to coach me. And we planned it. He was a big part of it’
The X Factor creator popped the question to Lauren during the couple’s Barbados getaway over the new year, in front of Eric and Lauren’s son Adam, 16.
Despite previously insisting that he ‘didn’t believe’ in marriage, the father-of-one reassessed his views after falling in love with Lauren – who was left ‘stunned’ by the shock proposal.
A source told The Sun: ‘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.
‘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.’
ENGAGED! The music mogul ‘secretly proposed to long-term partner on Barbados holiday’ despite previously insisting that he ‘didn’t believe’ in marriage (pictured in November 2021)
They continued: ‘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.’
A friend of the pair’s added to People magazine: ‘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.’
Simon met Lauren when she was still married to millionaire property developer Andrew Silverman.
Their affair became public – and Simon’s life changed – at the end of July 2013 when news broke of Lauren’s pregnancy.
Family: The X Factor creator popped the question to Lauren during the couple’s Barbados getaway over the new year, in front of Eric and Lauren’s son Adam, 16 (pictured in 2018)