Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans Are Engaged: “I Said Yes”
Wedding bells are ringing for Nicole Scherzinger! On June 27, the 44-year-old singer announced on Instagram that she and 38-year-old Scottish rugby player Thom Evans are engaged. Alongside photos from the romantic beach proposal, Scherzinger wrote, “I said yes 💍♥️.” Evans also posted the same pictures on his Instagram account, captioning them, “My Ever After 💍❤️.”
Of course, it didn’t take long for Scherzinger’s celebrity friends to jump in the comments with congratulatory messages. Ashlee Simpson Ross wrote, “Congratulations ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” while Leslie Odom Jr. penned, “ABSOLUTELY!! 👑👑.” Naomi Campbell, Rebel Wilson, Natasha Bedingfield, and Tamar Braxton also sent their well-wishes.
Scherzinger and Evans first met back in 2019 when the rugby player appeared as a contestant on “X Factor: Celebrity,” where Scherzinger was serving as a judge, per Cosmopolitan. It wasn’t until January 2020, however, that they went public with their romance. Scherzinger opened up about how the COVID-19 pandemic strengthened her relationship with Evans in a 2021 interview with The Times. “I’ve definitely been through my fair share of insecurities that I’ve fought through and battled, and I’ve gone through challenges and relationships – and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Scherzinger said. “Now I have a new perspective and things balance out. And I’m really grateful to [in lockdown] build a healthy, strong, solid foundation to my relationship.”