According to a source cited by People, Cowell will propose to pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman during the Christmas holidays and has even purchased a ring.
“Simon has an engagement ring, but is being secretive about the proposal,” the insider says. “Simon is flying to the Caribbean for the Christmas holiday. Lauren will join him for parts of the holiday trip. Simon could be planning a special holiday proposal. It seems he will definitely propose.”
The X Factor mentor, 54, is said to be “very happy,” is “beyond excited about his son,” the source claims. “He loves feeling the baby kicking and acts very proud that he will be a father.”
“Simon is being supportive of Lauren’s divorce settlement with Andrew [Silverman]. Simon just wanted Lauren to get a quick divorce so they could start their new life together. Simon has mentioned that Andrew had a couple of divorce conditions that are not ideal, but he has not talked about the details.”
Regarding recent reports alleging that the divorce settlement forbids Cowell to have any contact with Andrew and Lauren’s son until 2015, the source says Simon “does not have any contact with her son.”
Cowell’s rep told People that the matters “private and there will be no comment on it.”