Simon Cowell ‘spent eye-watering £250,000’ on Lauren Silverman’s engagement ring

Simon Cowell is finally set to become a married man after popping the question to long-term partner Lauren Silverman, mum of his son Eric, seven

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Simon Cowell is said to have spent a massive £250,000 on Lauren Silverman's engagement ring.

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After finally popping the question to his long-term partner and mum of his seven-year-old son Eric, the Britain's Got Talent boss, 62, is said to have parted ways with a cool quarter million to make the American socialite feel special.

Lauren, 44, has been seen wearing the whopping 15-carat diamond ring while out and about in Malibu, California, where the family has set up home.

And insiders claim that the ring was perfectly catered to Lauren's tastes because she'd been dropping some major hints.

A source told The Sun : "Lauren had given some strong hints about the kind of ring she wanted and Simon, not being stupid, took notice.

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"He chose the diamond himself, after getting some professional advice, and went down on one knee whilst on the beach.

"Both Lauren and Simon have been bombarded with messages of congratulation — they’re both super-excited."

It had been reported that Simon had actually spent £2.5 million on the ring, but sources close to him said that's not the case.

The Mirror has contacted Simon's representatives for comment.

Simon and Lauren were seen after news of their engagement cycling around Malibu together.

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And when asked by snappers to confirm if it was true he was getting married, he cheekily said: "What do you think?"

In the video obtained by The Sun, the music mogul added "I really appreciate that" when congratulations were offered.

His pal Amanda Holden joked that she was as shocked as Lauren was as she reacted to the news.

She added on her Heart Breakfast show: "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!

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"And then 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's co-host Jamie Theakston asked if she thought the wedding would happen this year.

She said: "I would love to think so. I'm literally messaging them as we speak going, 'Do I need to book flights to Barbados because I want to get in before the prices go up, let me know'.

"Also I've got to book time off work, I've got to get a hat. I'm thinking who's going to look after the kids? Are the kids invited, now come on!"

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