Simon Cowell is reportedly happy to have a Jewish blessing ceremony when he marries Lauren Silverman.
The music mogul is expecting a baby boy with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and the pair are widely tipped to wed next year. It's been claimed they will tie the knot in Sussex, UK, which is where Simon's mother Julie lives. So that American Lauren's friends and family can be involved, they will also have a blessing Stateside, which will apparently pay homage to her Jewish heritage.
"Simon and Lauren have spoken very openly about marriage and he's told pals he may even propose by the end of the year.
Because Lauren, 36, is Jewish, he's 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," an insider told British magazine Heat.
Simon's father Eric was Jewish and his grandparents hailed from Poland. Hearing Lauren discuss her family roots has apparently made the mogul interested in discovering more about his loved ones.
"Simon has told pals he's excited to discover his Jewish roots and has always felt a connection to Judaism in some way," the source explained. "He's been reading books about Jewish history and is open to bringing up their child with Jewish traditions. Lauren has explained to him how important her roots are to her and he's happy to embrace that."