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Simon Cowell reportedly felt pressured to propose to longtime girlfriend, plus more celeb love news

Wonderwall Logo By Jessica Wedemeyer of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 26: Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in early January 2022, starting with this couple... On Jan. 11, The Sun broke the news that Simon Cowell is engaged to girlfriend Lauren Silverman. He reportedly proposed in front of their 7-year-old, Eric, and her teen son from her first marriage, Adam, during a family vacation in Barbados on Christmas Eve. "Simon and Lauren are ridiculously, nauseatingly in love -- incredibly, lockdown brought them closer than ever," said a source. "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. It was important to Simon that the kids were there too, as he adores them both and the family they've become. 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 realized he's met the woman of his dreams -- and couldn't be happier. In the words of Beyonce, it was time to put a ring on it." Simon's spokesperson later confirmed the happy news... which Page Six tempered on Jan. 12 by reporting that the entertainment mogul -- who made his clandestine romance with Lauren, who was married when they began an affair, public in 2013 after it was revealed she was pregnant -- may have been pressured to pop the question. "Around Christmas I know that she was talking about [getting engaged], and he was refusing," said a source. "They had reached a difficult point in the relationship -- you might call it a crisis. There was misery. Perhaps she had made it clear that she was not going to stick around unless they got married." The insider went on to allege that Simon actually "got her an engagement ring" once before -- around the time they welcomed their son. "But he then put it away in a safe and made it clear that he didn't want to get married after all," claimed the source. "She's a nice middle-class girl and she always wanted to get married. Her mum said that she trusted Simon to 'do the right thing' before Eric was born. Well, she's been waiting a long time -- and so has Lauren." A second Page Six source said that "everything [Simon] does now is about Eric and his legacy" and that the former "American Idol" judge "wants to give Eric legitimacy." Added the insider, "He is someone looking for a new purpose, and perhaps he has decided that the time has come to grow up. There is a sense of him turning over a new page." Meanwhile, multiple sources told Page Six that Lauren has been "desperate" to marry her longtime love.Keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates...

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Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in early January 2022, starting with this couple... On Jan. 11, The Sun broke the news that Simon Cowell is engaged to girlfriend Lauren Silverman. He reportedly proposed in front of their 7-year-old, Eric, and her teen son from her first marriage, Adam, during a family vacation in Barbados on Christmas Eve. "Simon and Lauren are ridiculously, nauseatingly in love -- incredibly, lockdown brought them closer than ever," said a source. "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. It was important to Simon that the kids were there too, as he adores them both and the family they've become. 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 realized he's met the woman of his dreams -- and couldn't be happier. In the words of Beyonce, it was time to put a ring on it." Simon's spokesperson later confirmed the happy news... which Page Six tempered on Jan. 12 by reporting that the entertainment mogul -- who made his clandestine romance with Lauren, who was married when they began an affair, public in 2013 after it was revealed she was pregnant -- may have been pressured to pop the question. "Around Christmas I know that she was talking about [getting engaged], and he was refusing," said a source. "They had reached a difficult point in the relationship -- you might call it a crisis. There was misery. Perhaps she had made it clear that she was not going to stick around unless they got married." The insider went on to allege that Simon actually "got her an engagement ring" once before -- around the time they welcomed their son. "But he then put it away in a safe and made it clear that he didn't want to get married after all," claimed the source. "She's a nice middle-class girl and she always wanted to get married. Her mum said that she trusted Simon to 'do the right thing' before Eric was born. Well, she's been waiting a long time -- and so has Lauren." A second Page Six source said that "everything [Simon] does now is about Eric and his legacy" and that the former "American Idol" judge "wants to give Eric legitimacy." Added the insider, "He is someone looking for a new purpose, and perhaps he has decided that the time has come to grow up. There is a sense of him turning over a new page." Meanwhile, multiple sources told Page Six that Lauren has been "desperate" to marry her longtime love.

Keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates...

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