Cowell, aged 62, and Silverman, now 44, began their public relationship in 2013, shortly after Silverman’s ex-husband and Cowell’s close friend, Andrew Silverman, filed for divorce in July, claiming the pair were involved in an extramarital affair.
When previously asked on fellow “American Idol” alum Ryan Seacrest’s radio show if he planned to marry Silverman, Cowell said, “Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t expect her to be a single mother.”
“Covid-19 was the real test,” he said.
“Like everyone, we were in lockdown for a long time and that’s when you realise whether or not you actually enjoy each other’s company or not. And we really, really did. So to answer your question… yes, the romance is still alive!”