Who is Nicole Scherzinger's boyfriend Thom Evans? 'X Factor' meeting to dreamy vacays, a look at their romance
The sexy Pussycat doll member and her ex-rugby player boyfriend have been inseparable since they've met and aren't shying away from showing off their love
Nicole Scherzinger rose to fame with the girl band Pussycat Dolls that started out in 2003 but currently, she is the only relevant member from the group. She is a judge on 'The Masked Singer' and has been a part of the show since its inception. Ahead of Wednesday night's episode of 'TMS', Nicole posted a sexy photo wearing a crop top and high-waisted PVC pants which she paired with a cobalt grey blazer with some very cool metal detailing that ran along the length of the sleeves. Nicole also showed off some cleavage in the photo that added to her glam quotient. She completed the looks with a black mask with the words "don't talk to me" written across it.
When she's not busy judging the show, Nicole has stayed occupied with a number of dreamy vacations, even during the lockdown. She's definitely had company during these outings and it's none other than her British boyfriend Thom Evans, who's accompanying her on all these trips.
Read on to know all about Thom, his relationship with Nicole and their sexy vacations, his past girlfriends, his career, and more.
Who is Thom Evans?
Thom, 34, is a Zimbabwe-born rugby player, according to the Sun. He's featured on a couple of teams including London Wasps and Glasgow Warriors. His rugby career came to a standstill a decade ago after he severely damaged a vertebra during a Six Nations Championship game and underwent two surgeries. "I have watched the incident that led to my injury a few times and it did not look that bad. But it was one of these situations where I found I could not move at the time and was in a massive amount of shock," he said in an interview with the Daily Mail. The Guardian reports that Evans said the impact of the accident was “like being hit by a sniper’s bullet", according to CheatSheet.
How did they meet?
He had to retire from the sport altogether and then went ahead to explore other passions such as singing, and that led him to Nicole. Thom auditioned for 'X Factor: Celebrity' along with fellow rugby players as a singing group called Try Stars in October 2019 and was eliminated the next month, but not before making a connection with show judge Nicole.
In November 2019, he claimed to have a crush on Nicole and called her gorgeous on the show 'Loose Women'. A month later they were spotted in London spending time together. The pair later confirmed their romance in January 2020 while attending a Golden Globes after-party together. The couple has been on multiple trips together ever since and even the lockdown couldn't stop them from enjoying these dreamy holidays.
Nicole and Thom have been to the Caribbean Island of St Lucia, Portugal, and Mauritius and have also been exploring in and around the US. A look at Nicole's Instagram timeline also proves that the couple has been having a lot of fun. A source close to the couple also revealed to the Sun that Evans has helped Nicole embrace her sex appeal. "With her religious upbringing and her faith she has a bit of a wrestle sometimes as to how to express that in the right way on social media but Thom has given her this confidence to do what she wants and feels is right," the source told the outlet. "He’s told her if she wants to be more out there with her sex appeal then to go for it and he’ll support her," the source added.
Thom's past relationships
Kelly Brooke and Thom
Thom is no stranger to dating famous women. He dated model and actress Kelly Brook for two years from 2011-2013. Brook is best known for her role on the NBC sitcom 'One Big Happy'.
In an interview with Closer, Kelly hinted that she and Thom were a mistake and that the relationship left a sour taste in her mouth. "I used to work like a maniac and go after people who were not always kind to me," she told the outlet. "In my 30s I was dating really young guys who didn't even know where they were going in their lives," she added.
The two also suffered two tragic miscarriages during the course of their relationship, one in April 2011 and another later that year in December. "I mean, I was pregnant with someone who was on Celeb X Factor! How is that my life? I'm not saying it was Thom's fault, it probably wasn't the right time and there's no resentment," Kelly said in the same interview.
Jessica Lowndes and Thom's long-distance debacle
Canadian actress and singer-songwriter Jessica Lowndes and Thom dated for seven months after his split from Kelly in 2013. The relationship reportedly couldn't sustain as the two weren't able to keep up with the long-distance, being in two different parts of the world. Jessica lived and worked in the United States and Thom was predominantly in the UK engaged in modeling gigs. "They have realized it is totally unfeasible trying to maintain a relationship from different sides of The Pond. They have hardly seen one another of late. They are still friends and haven’t ruled out a reconciliation in the future if things pan out differently," a source told Daily Mail.