London, Feb 18 (Calcutta Tube) Close friends of music moghul Simon Cowell have confirmed he is engaged to girlfriend Mezhgan Hussainy and is planning the ‘biggest showbiz wedding for years’.
Cowell’s friends have confirmed that he proposed to girlfriend Hussainy on Valentine’s Day, reports thesun.co.uk.
‘Simon’s definitely engaged. I’ve never seen him so happy. He’s known Mezhgan several years and they’ve grown close. He finally popped the question,’ said a friend.
‘He knows it’s right this time. It will be the biggest showbiz wedding in years,’ the friend added.
According to those close to the 50-year-old star, whose ex-girlfriends include singer Sinitta and presenter Terri Seymour, he was keen to keep news of his engagement under wraps because he has said several times he never wants to marry and feared looking foolish.
‘Simon’s asked us all to keep quiet about the engagement because I think, after everything he’s said over the years, he’s a bit embarrassed by it,’ said another friend.
‘He’s an incredibly instinctive person and this is just right. When he turned 50 in October, he was forced to evaluate things and really think about what he wanted from life,’ the friend added.
Simon’s close friend, Louis Walsh one of his fellow judges on British TV talent show ‘The X Factor’ admitted he was surprised by the news.
‘I’m very surprised but I’m delighted he’s got engaged. She is fantastic for him, very grounding, which is exactly what he needs to keep that ego in check,’ he said.
The couple met on the sets of ‘American Idol’ seven years ago and have been dating for six months. They appeared in public together for the first time earlier this month.