Simon Cowell Engaged
American Idol judge calls Mezghan Hussainy 'the one'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2010 9:11 AM CST
Simon Cowell is seen on stage during the season finale of American Idol on Wednesday May 21, 2008, in Los Angeles.   (Mark Mainz/AP Images for Fox)

(Newser) – Ornery American Idol judge Simon Cowell once called marriage an “outdated contract,” but apparently he does have a soft spot: He proposed to girlfriend of six months Mezghan Hussainy on Valentine’s Day, the Sun reports. “Simon's definitely engaged,” says a friend. “I've never seen him so happy.” The Daily Mail, meanwhile, reports that he proposed to the make-up artist, 14 years his junior at 36, weeks ago.

Either way, Hussainy is now sporting a $389,000 diamond ring. Cowell recently called her “the one” in a TV interview, audience members say, adding that, “I think I need to have little Simons around.”