If the word multi-talented had a face, it would be Nicole Scherzinger’s. Along with being an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and TV personality, she is also an ambassador for the Special Olympics and an entrepreneur who deals in clothing and fragrances. She is one of the most renowned television personalities who has appeared, hosted, won, and been a panelist on numerous reality shows. After being the lead performer of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole ventured into the world of dancing and singing reality shows.
The winner of the tenth season of ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been a judge on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ and ‘The Masked Singer’ since 2019. A good look at her profile makes it is hard to believe that she would be left with any time on her hands after working, what seems like around the clock. Fortunately, she does! Nicole has been through a few tumultuous but mostly amicable separations before meeting the love of her life. Here’s everything we know about Nicole Scherzinger’s personal life!
Nicole Scherzinger: Early Life and Career
Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente was born in Hawaii, but her parents separated while she was still a toddler. While growing up in Kentucky, Nicole’s stepfather, Gary Scherzinger, adopted her, so she has carried his surname since then. Nicole majored in theater arts with a dance minor from Wright State University. During that period, she got the opportunity to play lead roles in regional productions of the musicals Chicago, Guys and Dolls, and Show Boat.
She tasted fame as a teen idol in 2001 as a part of the girl group Eden’s Crush. Their debut single ‘Get Over Yourself’ went on to become the first female act to debut at number one on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. Shortly after that, the group went bankrupt. Nicole then joined the burlesque troupe, the Pussycat Dolls, in which she took on the role of a vocalist and a songwriter in addition to being the group’s lead performer. They spawned various number-one hits, including ‘Don’t Cha’ which became an international breakthrough, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
After garnering immense success, Nicole decided to go her separate way to further her career in the television world. She won ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2010 with her mentor Derek Hough and also featured in ‘Men in Black 3’ in a supporting role. In June 2012, Nicole was announced as a judge on ‘The X Factor UK,’ and the winner of the variety show ‘I Can Do That’ in 2015. Along with her television career, she also released her solo music singles, but they only attained lackluster success.
Nicole Scherzinger’s Dating Life
While Nicole Scherzinger has persevered in her television journey, achieving tremendous success and prominence along the way, she has had to try a little harder to find her special someone. At the turn of the century, she met the band 311’s lead Nick Hexum at a concert. The two dated for almost four years and were even engaged before splitting ways in 2004. Her longest known relationship was with the six-time Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. After crossing paths in 2007 at the MTV EMAs, the couple kick-started their seven-years long on-again, off-again relationship. They were one of the most high-profile pairs whose every move was covered by the British press until their final split in 2015.
‘The X Factor’ judge has reportedly had flings with some of the top names from the music industry like Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, and Jay-Z. But none of them have been substantiated as clearly nothing ever came out of any of it. In 2019, Nicole Scherzinger admitted to her greatest weakness being “love” and even claimed to be ready for marriage. This was while she was dating Grigor Dimitrov, the Bulgarian pro tennis player. The relationship began towards the end of 2015, and the pair went public the next year in January. But just as the fans felt like the musician was ready to get to the next phase, she shocked everyone by announcing her break-up with a pithy Instagram post that read, “I loved you at your darkest. Romans 5:8.”
The American diva seems to have finally found “the one” in Thom Evans, whom she met on ‘X Factor: Celebrity’ in 2019. The former rugby player had entered as a contestant on the show while she was sitting across the room at the panel with other judges. Sparks flew as Thom was instantly smitten by Nicole’s beauty. The two developed great chemistry within days of knowing each other. Reportedly, the couple started dating in November and made their relationship red carpet official by attending the 21st Annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Pictures Golden Globe after-party together. Considering it is still a budding romance, marriage or kids might not be on the cards, but the two have been lucky enough to spend the quarantine together under one roof.
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