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Lauren Silverman, 44, flashes her '$3.4M' engagement ring from Simon Cowell, 62, after BGT auditions


Lauren Silverman flashed her impressive $3.4million (£2.5m) diamond engagement ring as she departed Britain’s Got Talent auditions in London on Thursday.

The newly-engaged socialite, 44, adorably held hands with her fiancé Simon Cowell, 62, following his judging duties at The London Palladium in the West End district.

She flashed a hint of her toned midriff in a white crop top, which she teamed up with a pair of khaki trousers while wrapping up in a peach wool coat.

Wow! Lauren Silverman flashed her impressive $3.4million (£2.5m) diamond engagement ring as she departed Britain's Got Talent auditions in London on Thursday

Wow! Lauren Silverman flashed her impressive $3.4million (£2.5m) diamond engagement ring as she departed Britain’s Got Talent auditions in London on Thursday

Elevating her height with a pair of nude heels, she clutched a snakeskin handbag and accessorised her look with a dazzling gold chain.

Meanwhile, the Syco boss kept things casual in a black T-shirt which he combined with a matching pair of trousers and smart leather shoes. 

Impressive: Simon, whose net worth is estimated to be approximately $600m, (£436m), certainly means business with the ring he presented Lauren with

Impressive: Simon, whose net worth is estimated to be approximately $600m, (£436m), certainly means business with the ring he presented Lauren with

Simon’s fellow judge David Walliams couldn’t help himself to a hilarious photobomb opportunity, as he beamed from ear-to-ear behind the couple. 

It comes after record executive broke his silence on the engagement when the couple were spotted in Malibu.

In a video obtained by The Sun where he was asked if the news was true, he responded: ‘What do you think?’ before replying to congratulations by saying: ‘I really appreciate that’ in his first public words on the news.

What a pair! The newly-engaged socialite, 44, adorably held hands with her fiancé Simon Cowell, 62, following his judging duties at The London Palladium in the West End district

What a pair! The newly-engaged socialite, 44, adorably held hands with her fiancé Simon Cowell, 62, following his judging duties at The London Palladium in the West End district

Fashion forward: She donned a pair of khaki trousers while wrapping up in a peach wool coat

Fashion forward: She donned a pair of khaki trousers while wrapping up in a peach wool coat

Chic: Elevating her height with a pair of nude heels, she clutched a snakeskin handbag

Chic: Elevating her height with a pair of nude heels, she clutched a snakeskin handbag

Simon may have once branded marriage ‘boring’, but according to a new report, it was during lockdown that something shifted with Lauren, with the brunette beauty said to have urged him to commit to their family life and ‘prioritise the present’ instead of spending time with his famous exes.

A friend told The Sun that ‘no one is more shocked about the change in Simon these past few years than Simon’, yet was told by Lauren that she needed a ‘commitment to family life’.

They explained: ‘Not surprisingly, she didn’t appreciate Simon hanging out and holidaying with his harem of exes, particularly Sinitta who was forever lurking in the shadows.

‘Simon was told in no uncertain terms that it was him or his exes — Sinitta, Terri Seymour and Jackie St Clair — and, wisely, chose to prioritise his present and future, not his past.’

Stylish: Lauren accessorised her look with a dazzling gold chain necklace

Stylish: Lauren accessorised her look with a dazzling gold chain necklace

Suave: Meanwhile, the Syco boss kept things casual in a black T-shirt which he combined with a matching pair of trousers and smart leather shoes

Suave: Meanwhile, the Syco boss kept things casual in a black T-shirt which he combined with a matching pair of trousers and smart leather shoes

Hot stuff: She flashed a hint of her toned midriff in a white crop top

Hot stuff: She flashed a hint of her toned midriff in a white crop top

Simon, whose net worth is estimated to be approximately $600m, (£436m), certainly means business with the ring he presented Lauren with.

Alexandra Michell Gemologist Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn told MailOnline:

‘I would estimate this ring is a 15ct oval cut diamond, the stone is a colour D and internally flawless… the best grade on the market.

‘I’d estimate the retail value at $3.4million or £2.5 million. This is very classic in style; a single stone on a white gold or platinum band, to really show off the star of the show- the diamond.’

Trendy: Presenter Ant McPartlin put on a dapper display in a navy wool coat

Trendy: Presenter Ant McPartlin put on a dapper display in a navy wool coat

Dapper: He continued his look with white trainers and navy jeans

Double trouble: Ant was joined by his co-star Declan Donnelly, who cut an equally trendy figure in a navy coat

Double trouble: Ant was joined by his co-star Declan Donnelly, who cut an equally trendy figure in a navy coat

Happy: Dec beamed from ear-to-ear as he was led to a nearby car

Happy: Dec beamed from ear-to-ear as he was led to a nearby car

Jewellery experts at Steven Stone claim it’s worth a little less at $2.5m or (£1,820,000). Managing Director, Zack Stone, said: ‘Lauren’s ring looks to be oval shaped, which was the most popular shape of 2021 for celebrities.

‘The centre diamond is huge, approximately 20ct. It looks like it’s D colour, which makes it an incredibly high value stone. A ring like this would be worth $2,500,000 (£1,820,000) which is the highest value celebrity ring we’ve seen in the last 12 months.’

Eight years ago, Simon declared that he would always love his exes, saying: ‘The love I have for my ex-girlfriends will always be there, so I think that’s true love. People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.

‘But for me, whether it’s Jackie, Mezhgan, Sinitta or Terri, they will be in my life forever. I genuinely love them.’

Team: Simon was joined by his co-judges Amanda Holden (centre-right), Alesha Dixon (centre-left) and David Walliams far-left at the iconic venue (pictured in 2020)

Team: Simon was joined by his co-judges Amanda Holden (centre-right), Alesha Dixon (centre-left) and David Walliams far-left at the iconic venue (pictured in 2020)

MailOnline has reached out to Simon’s representatives for comment.

The music mogul popped the question to Lauren on the couple’s Barbados getaway over the new year in front of their son Eric, seven, 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.

Happy news: The music mogul popped the question to Lauren on the couple's Barbados getaway over the new year in front of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren's son Adam, 16

Happy news: The music mogul popped the question to Lauren on the couple’s Barbados getaway over the new year in front of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 16

‘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.

‘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.’

Following the news, Simon was seen out and about for the first time, as he enjoyed a solo bike ride in Malibu.

Former flame: The father-of-one has previously enjoyed high profile relationships with the likes of Sinitta (pictured in 2006) Jackie St. Clair and Terri Seymour and has remained close friends with his former flames

Former flame: The father-of-one has previously enjoyed high profile relationships with the likes of Sinitta (pictured in 2006) Jackie St. Clair and Terri Seymour and has remained close friends with his former flames 

Case of the ex: Former Page 3 model Jackie dated Simon in the 1970s and maintained a strong friendship

Case of the ex:  Simon has remained close friends with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008

Case of the ex: Former Page 3 model Jackie (left) dated Simon in the 1970s and maintained a strong friendship while Simon has remained close friends with ex Terri (right) ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008

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.

In 2015, Simon told Mail on Sunday Event magazine: ‘I’m not proud of the circumstances, I can’t hold my head up about it.’

And of the pregnancy, he admitted: ‘This was not something I planned. But I remember going to the first scan with Lauren.

A source said: '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' (pictured in November)

A source said: ‘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’ (pictured in November)

‘I called him Tad because he looked like a tadpole. Something just kicked in. I felt unbelievably protective of both of them. I just absolutely wanted him. I just hadn’t known that before.’

Simon had previously stated that he ‘didn’t believe in marriage’ and worried about what would happen to his fortune if he tied the knot. 

The X Factor creator – who has a net worth of approximately $600 million – said in 2008: ‘I don’t believe in marriage, certainly not in this business.

‘The truth is that you get married and in a year or two they clean you out! It’s just not going to work.’

The father-of-one has previously enjoyed high profile relationships with the likes of Sinitta, Jackie St. Clair and Terri Seymour. 

Family: The pair were said to have been joined by their son Eric, seven, (pictured) and Lauren's son Adam, 16, from a previous relationship when Simon proposed

Family: The pair were said to have been joined by their son Eric, seven, (pictured) and Lauren’s son Adam, 16, from a previous relationship when Simon proposed

He was rumoured to have been secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass, yet never confirmed the reports. 

The pair met at a function in London in in 1995 yet split three years later. 

News of the engagement comes after Simon said that his romance with Lauren is ‘still alive’ having realised they still ‘enjoy each other’s company’ after months of being holed up together during the Covid lockdown. 

Speaking to OK! in November after hosting his annual Together For Short Lives charity ball, Simon gushed that his romance with Lauren was still going strong, after their cosy appearance on the red carpet.

Sweet: Simon said that his romance with Lauren is 'still alive' having realised they still 'enjoy each other's company' after months of being holed up together during the Covid lockdown

Sweet: Simon said that his romance with Lauren is ‘still alive’ having realised they still ‘enjoy each other’s company’ after months of being holed up together during the Covid lockdown  

Asked whether their relationship was still alive, he said: ‘I guess so! Covid-19 was the real test. Like everyone, we were in lockdown for a long time and that’s when you realise whether or not you actually enjoy each other’s company or not.

‘And we really really did. So to answer your question… yes, the romance is still alive. We’re closer than ever.’

While Simon praised for Lauren for always maintaining an active role in his charity ventures, he insisted he does his fair share of the childcare and ‘loves’ picking up Eric from school and taking him to football training.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge also confessed that he’s so close to his son that he and Lauren struggle to plan date nights away from him, but in some cases they do ‘occasionally make it out alone.’ 

Lauren also took on a big role caring for Simon when he was left bedridden for months after a devastating electric bike accident at his Malibu home in August 2020.

The record executive now walks for several hours a day and holds business meetings at 9AM so that he no longer lives like a ‘vampire’.

Of his new fitness regime, a source told MailOnline: ‘Simon said how he hasn’t worn trainers as much as this in 20 years. He feels fitter than ever before and is keeping to a normal routine rather than being on the phone until into the early hours of the morning.’

Simon told Extra in February of the horror bike incident: ‘I nearly smashed my spine to pieces!’

The X Factor boss also admitted he ‘couldn’t have got through’ it without his girlfriend Lauren and son Eric, who sweetly called him ‘iron man’ when he first saw his dad with metal rods and screws in his back following surgery.  

Former flame: Simon was rumoured to have been secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass, yet split in 1995

Former flame: Simon was rumoured to have been secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass, yet split in 1995

Speaking to ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour on Extra, Simon said: ‘It could have been a lot worse. When I saw the X-ray, I really nearly could have smashed my spine to pieces, so I literally wouldn’t have been able to walk.’

He recalled: ‘I knew I’d broken my back the minute I landed. It was really, really kind of sudden and it hurt.’

Simon explained, ‘You’re not supposed to move,’ but, that wasn’t the X Factor boss’ thought process at the time.

He continued: ‘I was thinking, “I’ve got to get back into the house because I can’t lie there”… and made myself kind of get carried into my bedroom, which is right there at the beginning of the house… And I’m lying there and I’m kind of passing out… It was surreal.’ 

Speaking about his time in hospital, the BGT judge gushed about the support he received from his girlfriend Lauren and their son.

Simon noted to Terri: ‘In fact, you and Lauren [Silverman] were outside the hospital all night long, I remember.’

Terri told him: ‘Lauren was amazing, running around after you, nursing you back to health,’ to which Simon gushed: ‘She was amazing.

‘Both her and Eric, they were like my support. I couldn’t have gotten through it without them, so we got closer.’

Simon Cowell’s love life: A timeline 

We look back at the highs and lows of the X Factor creator’s complicated love life- from failed engagements to warring ex-girlfriends to his affair with Lauren…

Paula Hamilton (1977)

In 2011, model Paula, 60, one of the most famous faces of the 1980s, revealed that she lost her virginity to Simon. They dated in the 1970s and were childhood sweethearts (pictured in 1991)

In 2011, model Paula, 60, one of the most famous faces of the 1980s, revealed that she lost her virginity to Simon. They dated in the 1970s and were childhood sweethearts (pictured in 1991)

In 2011, model Paula, 60, one of the most famous faces of the 1980s, revealed that she lost her virginity to Simon.  

The star of the decade’s iconic Volkswagen Golf TV commercial said she was 16 at the time.

She told Daily Mail Weekend magazine that she lost her virginity to ‘a boy called Simon’.  

Paula and Simon were childhood sweethearts while growing up in Hertfordshire in the 1970s, she said.

She also claimed, in contrast to his Mr Nasty image on TV, he was ‘very, very protective’ and stopped teachers vilifying her.

She went on: ‘I couldn’t read or write until I was 11. So I was called stupid and bullied by teachers. Simon was really important to me because he stopped them picking on me.’ 

Jackie St Clair (1970s)

Ex: Former Page 3 model Jackie dated Simon in the 1970s and maintained a strong friendship with Simon- even after they split (pictured in 2002)

Ex: Former Page 3 model Jackie dated Simon in the 1970s and maintained a strong friendship with Simon- even after they split (pictured in 2002) 

Former Page 3 model Jackie dated Simon in the 1970s and maintained a strong friendship with Simon- even after they split. 

Over the years she has travelled on holiday with him. She reportedly had an ongoing feud with Sinitta. Back in 2012 it was reported Sinitta flew home from Barbados early to avoid a showdown with Jackie after their famous fight in 2010.  

At the time of the original fight, Sinitta accused Jackie of ‘evil lying’ by Sinitta as a row brewed over gossip surrounding Simon and the status of his engagement to his then girlfriend, Mezhgan Hussainy.

Sinitta believed that Jackie was blaming her for leaking stories about Simon and his Mezhgan. 

Sinitta (The on-off 20 year romance) 

In 2020, Sinitta suggested her on-off romance with Simon was 'never really over' until he had son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in 2014 (pictured 1980s)

In 2020, Sinitta suggested her on-off romance with Simon was ‘never really over’ until he had son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in 2014 (pictured 1980s) 

In 2020, Sinitta suggested her on-off romance with Simon  was ‘never really over’ until he had son Eric with girlfriend Lauren in 2014.

The pair had an on-off romance for 20 years after first meeting in the 1980s. 

When asked when her and Simon had ‘finally called it quits’ on their love affair, the singer, 58, told New! Magazine: ”There was always an element of “well, it’s never really over.” 

‘But when Eric was born that was it. I would never come between his family.’     

Whole lot of history: The pair had an on-off romance for 20 years after first meeting in the 1980s

Whole lot of history: The pair had an on-off romance for 20 years after first meeting in the 1980s

Discussing the ructions caused between her and Simon, she added: ‘[Lauren] and I were best friends. I’m really happy for them, but it was hard and caused a fallout.

Sinitta said she had a long-held belief that once Simon had stopped dating other women, they would eventually end up together, adding that she would have married him and ‘never’ fell out of love with him. 

The pair have also been through shared heartache as Sinitta admitted she was still very close to the mogul, after revealing in 2013 she was previously forced to abort their baby in the 1980s following health complications. 

Rollercoaster: Sinitta has previously said she believed she would marry the mogul (pictured 2013)

Rollercoaster: Sinitta has previously said she believed she would marry the mogul (pictured 2013)

Simon Cowell And Louise Payne (1995)

It was previously reported Cowell was secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass

It was previously reported Cowell was secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass

It was previously reported Cowell was secretly engaged to Page Three girl Louise Payne, after she split from husband and Right Said Fred star Fred Fairbrass.

But their three-year relationship ended when the buxom blonde said she wanted to start a family with Cowell, but he was too busy.

Cowell apparently popped the question to the now-43-year-old in a lift during a business trip to New York, reported the Daily Star.

The pair met at a function in London in in 1995, after the end of Louise’s marriage to guitarist Fred, now 68. 

They allegedly first exchanged numbers at the party which Cowell was attended with his brother Nicholas.

But during their first date, he had the flu and thought he had blown his chances. A year later they bumped into each other and began a romance.

The source added: ‘The relationship had its ups and downs. They split twice but he was so in love with her he kept trying to make it work.

‘After the third attempt, they split for good. It was just before he started on Pop Idol. Louise wanted kids and he knew he wasn’t ready.

‘He never stopped loving her, though. He was heartbroken.’ 

Simon And Georgina Law (2000)

Fling: The X Factor judge had a casual fling with former Page 3 model and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance

Fling: The X Factor judge had a casual fling with former Page 3 model and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance

The X Factor judge had a casual fling with former Page 3 model and dancer Georgina, who later spoke about their whirlwind romance.

She said: ‘I met Simon at the Spearmint Rhino Club where I used to work occasionally. This was before Pop Idol so he wasn’t famous. He is a lovely man and we had a casual relationship for about six months. 

‘We weren’t proper boyfriend or girlfriend, but we’d see each other regularly’. 

Terri Seymour (2002- 2008) 

Friendliest of exes: Simon has remained close friends with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008 (pictured in 2004)

Friendliest of exes: Simon has remained close friends with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008 (pictured in 2004) 

Simon has remained close friends with ex Terri ever since they dated from 2002 to 2008, and he even threw a birthday party for her daughter Coco last year.

While Terri and Simon reportedly split over his desire to not have a brood – his situation is very different now, with him admitting in 2017 that their children often share playdates.

Terri has six-year-old daughter Coco with model boyfriend Clark Mallon, 29.

Terri and Simon were an item for eight years before their split, with the music mogul rumoured to have given her a £6million ‘parting gift’. 

Simon And Dannii Minogue (2007)

Chemistry: In 2012, it was revealed Simon felt 'genuine love' for Dannii Minogue, 50, after a fling with the singer in 2007 (pictured in 2010)

Chemistry: In 2012, it was revealed Simon felt ‘genuine love’ for Dannii Minogue, 50, after a fling with the singer in 2007 (pictured in 2010) 

In 2012, it was revealed Simon felt ‘genuine love’ for Dannii Minogue, 50,  after a fling with the singer in 2007.

The music mogul admitted he felt ‘like a schoolboy’ around the Australian star during her time as a judge on the X Factor.

Details of the romance were revealed in a book entitled The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell, written by former BBC journalist Tom Bower. 

In the book, there were several quotes from Cowell speaking about the romance – even though Dannii and Simon had both denied it in 2008.

He is quoted as saying: ‘I had a crush on her. It was Dannii’s hair, the sexy clothes and the t**s. I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man’s girl. Very feminine.’  

Mezghan Hussainy (2009- 2012) 

Engaged: Simon went on to become engaged to Afghan-born make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010, but they split in February 2012 (pictured in 2020)

Engaged: Simon went on to become engaged to Afghan-born make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010, but they split in February 2012 (pictured in 2020) 

Simon went on to become engaged to Afghan-born make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in 2010, but they split in February 2012. 

The split only became public knowledge when Tom Bower published his unauthorised biography Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell.

The judge confessed in the book that he made a mistake asking her to marry him: ‘We came to the conclusion that I’m a hopeless boyfriend.’

He was reported to have given Hussainy a £5million mansion in Beverly Hills as compensation for the embarrassment of cancelling the engagement. 

Carmen Electra (2012)

Lovestruck: In 2012, Simon confirmed he was dating former Baywatch star Carmen, 49 (pictured in 2012)

Lovestruck: In 2012, Simon confirmed he was dating former Baywatch star Carmen, 49 (pictured in 2012) 

In 2012, Simon confirmed he was dating former Baywatch star Carmen, 49, however she didn’t get an invite to the star’s annual Caribbean jaunt in January 2013, as he was doted on by his coterie of exes.  

Carmen who met Cowell when she was a judge on BGT said she ‘adored’ the X Factor supremo, but while he admitted they are dating he was very clear about the status of their relationship.

The music mogul told American Idol host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show: ‘She’s not my girlfriend. We’re people who date.’    

Simon And Lauren Silverman (2013- now)   

Congratulations! Simon proposed to his partner of eight years in front of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren's son Adam, 16, from a previous relationship (pictured in November)

Congratulations! Simon proposed to his partner of eight years in front of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 16, from a previous relationship (pictured in November)

Simon proposed to his partner of eight years in front of their son Eric, seven, and Lauren’s son Adam, 16, from a previous relationship. 

A source said: ‘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’

Simon met Lauren in 2013 when she was still married to millionaire property developer Andrew Silverman with news of the affair making global headlines. 

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.

‘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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