While I have no solid concrete proof that she is Iranian her first and last name appear to strongly suggest so.
Her name is Mezhgan Hussainy. I figure the first name ought to be Mozhgan. No one in the Arab or Islamic world names their daughters Mozhgan other than Iranians.
Before you get all excited or depressed about the whole thing, you need to realize a few things. This is an engagement for a man in his upper 40’s. So until they actually get married is some ways, maybe none. THe engagment could be a Simon Cowell way of calming his new fiance down.
Second: remember that someone of Simon Cowell’s stature would most definetely sign a prenuptual agreement. He wouldn’t want what befell his countryman’s Paul McCartney’s fate- who paid up the wazoo to settle his divorce.
Finally, I on my part will personally contact the Iranian President’s office to see if this family has any assets in Iran and prior history, since story could possibly explode.
See news article below
(Newser) – Ornery American Idol judge Simon Cowell once called marriage an “outdated contract,” but apparently he does have a soft spot: He proposed to girlfriend of six months Mezghan Hussainy on Valentine’s Day, the Sun reports.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.”