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Report: Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman Agree on Jewish Wedding; Cowell Taking Israeli Dance Lessons

October 28, 2013 10:28 am 3 comments

Simon Cowell.

Simon Cowell, music mogul and host of “The X Factor,” and his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman plan to celebrate a Jewish wedding, sources close to the couple told Heat magazine, the UK Daily Mail reported on Monday.

“Simon and Lauren have spoken very openly about marriage and he’s told pals he may even propose by the end of the year,” Heat‘s source said.

The source added that Cowell “agreed they could be blessed by a rabbi and partake in Jewish traditions, including the bedecking ceremony [where the groom identifies the bride in a room just before the wedding]. He’s even said he’ll have some Israeli dancing lessons for the party afterwards.”

Cowell’s paternal grandmother was Jewish and immigrated to the UK from Poland. He has recently pledged support for Jewish causes, most notably by making a very generous donation to the Los Angeles branch of Friends of the IDF last week.

The Daily Mail added that the couple are still reportedly expected to have a Christian wedding ceremony as well near his mother Julie’s home in Sussex, England.

3 Comments

  • Dear Simon and Lauren,

    We have been married 37 years, My second marriage, He was 25 , I was 28 with 3 handsome boys. He is Jewish, i believe in Messiah Yeshua….Even Rabbi Kaduri believed before he died. Research it.

    Mazal Tov. Psalms 138:8 Thank you for supporting our IDF. We love and appreciate you so much. We have 3 sons’ together, all served in the IDF, even one from my first marriage.)My last son I was 44 yrs old. Never too late. ) Numbers 6: 24- 27.

    Thank you again,

    Batya Levy

  • Shirley Hiller

    I WISH SIMON AND LAUREN MAZAL TOV FOR THEIR FORTHCOMING WEDDING, MAY THEIR FUTURE LIVES TOGETHER BE FILLED WITH GOOD HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND LOVE, I PRAY THAT ALL WILL BE WELL WITH THE BIRTH OF THEIR BABY AND WILL WISH THEM MAZAL TOV AGAIN WHEN THAT SO VERY PRECIOUS BABY ARRIVES,
    SIMON THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE IDF.
    MAY YOU ALL BE SHOWERED WITH BLESSINGS FROM HASHEM

  • So what does the child that Lauren is carrying will be? Jewish? I guess since he/she will have a Jewish mother and according to Jewish law it will be Jewish!

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