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Amanda Holden left stunned as Simon Cowell confirms engagement after marriage concerns

Amanda Holden struts in work outfit at Heart Radio

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Amanda Holden gave her thoughts on Simon Cowell’s engagement news to his longtime partner Lauren Silverman, claiming she was given a heads-up beforehand. The 50-year-old took to her Heart FM radio show to reveal that her Britain’s Got Talent boss and co-judge had sent her a text message on Tuesday evening to share the news with friends.

I don’t know if she ever thought he would put a ring on it!

Amanda Holden

Amanda said she was taken aback by the message from Simon, which read: “It’s happening”.

She recalled: “Last night we all got the text saying, ‘It’s happening’, and we couldn’t believe it.

“And I knew it would be in the papers today if we got the text last night.

“So I was like ‘oh my goodness!’”

Amanda went on to quip that she’s just as surprised by the news as Simon’s soon-to-be wife.

Simon and Lauren have been together since 2013, shortly after the latter’s ex-husband Andrew Silverman filed for divorce in July that same year.

Amanda continued to stress how her music mogul pal has always said he would never get married.

But ever since he settled down with Lauren, Simon appears to have had a change of heart regarding his views on marriage.

“Simon said he would never get married, and obviously Lauren has been 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 would put a ring on it!”

Before welcoming their son Eric Cowell in 2014, Simon insisted he would never want to have children “because I don’t want a me”, he told Michael Parkinson.

“I was obnoxious as a child. I definitely showed a nasty streak when I was about three years old and I remember insulting my mother.”

It would seem Lauren has brought out the best in Simon.

The TV executive reportedly popped the question on Christmas Eve in Barbados, with both Eric and Lauren’s son Adam present for the special occasion.

“Lauren was absolutely stunned and never in a million years expected Simon to pop the question,” a source told The Sun.

“She burst into tears – happy tears – and obviously said ‘yes’ straight away.

“It was important to Simon that the kids were there too, as he adores them both and the family they’ve become.”

The move to propose in Barbados was sentimental for the couple as they first met on the island at the Sandy Lane resort back in 2004.

Simon had been vacationing with Andrew, who decided to bring his wife along for the tropical trip, and the two appeared to have gotten along rather well.

It’s still unknown when the doting pair plan on tying the knot. 

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