According to People, Simon proposed on a family trip. Their 7-year-old son Eric, and Lauren’s oldest kid, Adam (who she has with ex-husband Andrew Silverman), were there when Lauren accepted Eric’s proposal.
After meeting at a Caribbean island resort in 2004, the now-engaged pair began dating. As of July 2013, Simon and Lauren were expecting their first child together, but Lauren was still married to her former husband. It wasn’t until the following December that Lauren and Andrew, a real estate billionaire who had been friends with Simon, divorced.
In an interview with The Mirror in 2014, Simon revealed the beginning of his romance with Lauren: “As far as hurting somebody goes, it’s not something I’m particularly proud of. It suddenly happened without any warning at all.”
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“You’ve got to face it head on and be a man about it. You have to take the blame and the criticism, and you have to accept it “he went on, saying Just deal with it one day at a time and take responsibility for your own actions if it happens.
“Maybe because having two individuals for whom I am responsible puts things in perspective. This last year, I had to share a kitchen and a bedroom with you at times. When you live on your own, it’s a strange experience “He went on to explain. “Blah blah blah, all night on the phone. The home is now overflowing with people. As a result, it has become a family residence rather than a private one.”