Nicole Scherzinger ‘splits from ex-rugby hunk Thom Evans after three year romance as sportsman moves in with pal after giving up his flat’
- The couple met while Thom was competing on The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019
- In July, it was reported that the couple had got engaged after Thom proposed during a romantic trip to Greece
Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans have reportedly split after three years together.
Pop star Nicole, 44, and ex-rugby player Thom, 37, are said to have gone their separate ways after he was seen having a tearful conversation with pals at a restaurant in London.
According to The Sun, Thom told his fellow diners he was staying with a friend after previously moving out of his flat to travel the world with Nicole.
A source told the publication: ‘Thom looked distraught – he was saying things had gone wrong and now he’s back in the UK for the foreseeable, while Nicole lives in Los Angeles.
‘They’ve had the most amazing relationship, and they’ve plastered it all over the internet for all to see – if anything a lot of people thought they were pretty smug about it to be honest, so there might be a bit of humble pie here.’
End of the road: Nicole Scherzinger, 44, and Thom Evans, 37, have reportedly split after three years together
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Nicole and Thom for comment.
Nicole and Thom first started dating after Thom appeared on The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019, with Nicole being a judge on the show.
The couple frequently shared pictures of themselves as they holidayed in exotic locations around the globe.
They were last pictured together on social media looking glamorous at a black tie party on New Year’s Eve as they sent their followers their best wishes for 2023.
Earlier this week, Nicole shared a video of herself running along a sandy beach at sunset, with the cryptic caption: ‘Fresh start. New beginnings.’
She added: ‘The moment of surrender is not when life is over, it’s when it begins.’
Thom caught Nicole’s eye when he appeared on The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 as a member of the boyband Try Star with fellow rugby players Ben Foden and Levi Davis, who was recently reported missing in Spain.
In July last year it was reported the couple had got engaged after he popped the question during a romantic trip to Mykonos in Greece.
Emotional: Pop star Nicole and ex-rugby player Thom are said to have gone their separate ways after he was seen having a tearful conversation with pals at a restaurant in London
The Pussycat Doll was said to have accepted the sportsman’s proposal during their idyllic getaway.
A friend of the couple told The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden: ‘They are getting married’, with Thom knowing Nicole was ‘the one’ since they met on The X Factor: Celebrity.
The hunk gushed of their romance: ‘Within the first couple of days with Nicole it was just awesome, and it has been awesome ever since.’
Hidden meaning? Earlier this week, Nicole shared a video of herself running along a sandy beach at sunset, with the cryptic caption: ‘Fresh start. New beginnings’
Nicole previously enjoyed an eight-year, on-off relationship with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and a shorter romance with tennis player Grigor Dimitrov.
While Thom’s former girlfriends include model and actress Kelly Brook.
Thom previously opened up on his relationship with Nicole, telling how he was ‘massively punching above my weight!’ and exclaimed: ‘I’ve hit the jackpot’.
Last snap: They were last pictured together on social media looking glamorous at a black tie party on New Year’s Eve as they sent their followers their best wishes for 2023
Speaking to The Sun, Thom made it very clear that he feels lucky to be with Nicole as he explained: ‘Nobody is asking Nicole how she got with me because I’m massively punching (above my weight). She’s so easy and fun to be around. I’ve hit the jackpot.’
Opening up about how he felt about his girlfriend, the sportsman, who has also dated Caggie Dunlop, told how he thought he’d found the one after never having experienced those feelings before.
He said: ‘People always say, ‘When you know, you know’ and I can honestly say I’d never really had that moment. But within the first couple of days with Nicole it was just awesome and it has been awesome ever since.’
Cosy: The couple were seen holding hands in the picture as they celebrated the end of 2022 before ringing in 2023
Thom knocked on Nicole’s dressing room door and thanked her for not sending him and his band home during their stint on The X Factor: Celebrity.
And Thom revealed that flirting with the Don’t Cha hitmaker wasn’t even on his mind when they entered her room as he didn’t think he stood a chance.
He explained: ‘It wasn’t even in my thought process to try it on with Nicole because it would have been unprofessional and she’s so lovely and stunning in every possible way. I was just like, ‘She’s out of my league’.’
The ex files: Nicole previously enjoyed an eight-year, on-off relationship with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton (pictured together in 2012)
It was also previously reported the couple were open to starting a family together.
A friend told The Sun: ‘Thom told pals he’s been taking supplements to boost fertility.
‘Nicole and Thom are ridiculously loved-up, and have had serious conversations about everything from marriage to babies.’
Former flame: Thom’s former girlfriends include model and actress Kelly Brook (pictured together in 2012)
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