Simon's Marrying in Italy This Spring!

A source tells BettyConfidential that American Idol's Simon Cowell and his fiancé Mezhgan Hussainy are planning their dream wedding in Venice.
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Simon’s Marrying in Italy This Spring!

A source tells BettyConfidential that American Idol’s Simon Cowell and his fiancé Mezhgan Hussainy are planning their dream wedding in Venice.

-JoAnna Zulli

Simon Cowell

On The Tonight Show last Monday, Simon Cowell squirmed in his seat when host Jay Leno asked him “are rumors you’re engaged true?” After the American Idol judge finally confessed that the large diamond ring his girlfriend, Mezhgan Hussainy, was sporting was indeed an engagement ring that he had purchased in London, Simon joked to Jay that the wedding would take place within “the next ten years!”

But a source tells BettyConfidential the nuptials are going to take place a whole lot sooner than that—the couple is planning to tie the knot in Italy this spring. “It is a perfect time of year for Simon to be able to enjoy his wedding, honeymoon and time off as a newlywed before he starts devoting his schedule to The X Factor,” a source says. (Simon is leaving American Idol after this year’s ninth season and will focus on launching a US version of his popular British music talent show, The X Factor).

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Simon Cowell and Mezhgan Hussainy

Simon, 50, and Mezhgan, an Idol make-up artist, didn’t have an easy time settling on where to wed. Simon’s mother Julie wanted them to walk down the aisle at her local church, St. Margaret’s in Rottingdean, the East Sussex village near where her son grew up. “I’d love him to get married in St. Margaret’s,” said the 84-year-old. “We have a long history with the church. But it’s up to him and Mezhgan.”

The music mogul worried, however, that a wedding in his home country would become too much of a mob scene with fans. For that same reason, he ruled out getting married in Los Angeles, where Simon and Mezhgan live. Mezhgan, 36, hails from Afghanistan, but that wasn’t an option either, says the source, so the couple narrowed their options down to Rome and Venice before finally settling on Venice. “It’s perfect. It’s romantic and historical,” says the source.

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0 thoughts on “Simon's Marrying in Italy This Spring!

  1. dollface says:

    good luck to them both

  2. mothermeryl says:

    I can’t see Simon as a husband, but whatever.

  3. uptowngirl says:

    i wouldn’t mind a wedding in venice!

  4. citymouse says:

    This definitely promises to be one BIG wedding — Venice sounds like a perfect choice!

  5. dollface says:

    wonder how his ex terri feels about this engagement. she was with him so much longer.

  6. leftygrlac says:

    This makes me wonder if Simon was hanging with the Idol makeup artist while he was with Terri and if it was part of the reason they decided to part ways. hmmmm

  7. nenita29 says:

    i am happy for them both. they are a cute couple maybe now he won’t be so mean to the young ones that come on american idol. but wish ya the best

  8. funtohavearound says:

    i was wondering the same thing about dollface and leftygrlac. never was clear about why they broke up and then this soon after? happy for him regardless. he is sexy!

  9. jessica03 says:

    I’m happy for Simon. Hope he still stays on idol!

  10. Amy212 says:

    lmao at this publicity stunt.

  11. mommomof11 says:

    I just hope he’s nicer to his Bride then he is to his Public!

  12. Deb says:

    Whee! I love Venice. Congrats– it’s sure to be a lovely wedding!

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