Simon Cowell is reportedly planning a secret UK wedding, to marry his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman in a low key ceremony next year.
The X Factor boss is expecting his first child with Lauren, with the news revealed earlier this year. New Yorker Lauren recently divorced her former husband Andrew, a friend of Simon's after news of her pregnancy broke.
Now that her marriage is officially over, it's thought Simon wants to wed Lauren as soon as possible, with The Sun claiming the 54-year-old has already started planning his big day.
Simon is said to be especially keen for his beloved mother Julie, 87, to have some input as she has always wanted to see him tie the knot.
"Simon’s mum has always dreamt of the day Simon settles down with one woman and he’s determined for her to be a big part of the day," an insider explained to the paper.
Simon Cowell is expecting his first child with Lauren Silverman (WENN)
The couple will reportedly exchange vows at a church in Sussex, UK, which is where Simon's family live. Even though Simon is known for his expensive tastes, he reportedly wants to keep his big day low key and intimate, and that means the guest list won't be stuffed full of his A-List pals.
Ex-girlfriend Sinitta and Topshop mogul Sir Philip Green are expected to be two of the few celebrities invite, The Sun report. As Lauren is from the US, there will also be a blessing in America so her friends and family can celebrate with the couple too.
Talking to American chat show host Ellen DeGeneres recently, Simon said he had mixed emotions about becoming a father.
He said: "Well, yeah oh my god this is exciting and it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare for the next few weeks. Because everyone knows it was well documented."
"It was kind of uncomfortable. You know, the situation. But these things happen and everything is kind of calm now and I’m happy. I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been …," added the X Factor USA judge.