Simon Cowell & Mezhgan Hussainy Are Engaged!

Fri, February 26, 2010 8:54am EDT by Add first Comment

The mean Idol judge finally has something to smile about!

After dating for almost a year, Simon Cowell, 50, and girlfriend Mezhgan Hussainy, 36, are officially engaged, Mezhgan confirms to Simon and makeup artist Mezhgan, who is now sporting an engagement ring, met on the set of American Idol a few years ago, and are now living together in Beverly Hills. “They are very suited,” Simon’s publicist Max Clifford has said. “She is someone who is independent and says what she thinks and feels, and he likes that. He’s probably the happiest I have ever known him in the nine years I’ve been working with him.”

Simon and Mezhgan have managed to keep the news a secret for quite some time now, repeatedly making public denials of their engagement. And although Mezhgan doesn’t want to say when the two will be walking down the aisle, she hints that we won’t have to wait too long to hear the Idol judge say “I do.”

Mezhgan recently spoke exclusively to about her experiences working with American Idol contestants. She said she tries to use makeup to highlight their individual personalities, rather than just to make them look camera-ready. “I try to get to know them and their personalities,” she told us. “I don’t like changing them. I like polishing them and coming up with a look they’re happy with.”

Wow! She sounds really thoughtful and sensitive… totally the flip side of her hubby-to-be, Simon! We guess it’s true what they say — opposites attract!

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