We already know Simon Cowell likes to wear white, but does that mean he and Laura Silverman will be getting hitched anytime soon? Yes, says The Sun, which claims that wedding bells will ring for the 54-year-old and his pregnant girlfriend sometime next year.

True, the infamous British tabloid isn’t, how do we say, the most reputable of publications; but we do know Simon’s getting serious about becoming a dad. The famous bachelor recently listed his Beverly Hills pad and already shares a New York apartment with Laura. Plus, he’s openly discussed how excited he is to become a dad. Putting a ring on it just seems like a natural next step, right?

According to The Sun’s story — as reported by Entertainmentwise — Simon is planning a low-key ceremony in the U.K. near his family’s home in Sussex. The multi-millionaire wants to keep the whole event on the smaller side, with only a few celebrities reportedly on the guest list. No word on whether Laura’s recently ex-husband and Simon’s (former?) best bud Andrew Silverman will be in attendance.

For all this rumored wedding planning, Simon is supposedly turning to beloved mum Julie for input.

Simon’s mum has always dreamt of the day Simon settles down with one woman, and he’s determined for her to be a big part of the day, an insider told the publication.

We bet she was surprised as the rest of the world when news broke Simon was having a baby!

Source: The Sun via Entertainmentwise

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!