Having performed at the Global Filipino Music Festival, Nicole Scherzinger has always been proud of her Filipino and Hawaiian roots. She has even performed songs in Tagalog for her fans in the Philippines.
Family Background and Upbringing
Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente was born in Honolulu, Hawai’i, on June 29, 1978. Her biological father, Alfonso Valiente, is of Filipino descent. He left the family when she was two.
Nicole Scherzinger was raised by her mother, Rosemary Elikolani Frederick, who is of Native Hawaiian and Ukrainian descent.
View this post on Instagram
“Her parents were never going to let her have an abortion,” Nicole said of her mother, who conceived when she was 17 years old. “So I came out, so I just want to you know encourage everybody to keep your babies,” she shared in an interview with The Daily Mail.
In March 2023, Nicole Scherzinger expressed pride in her Hawaiian, Filipina, and Ukrainian heritage in an Instagram post. She wore a pink strapless gown by Ukrainian designer Nue Studio to the iHeartRadio awards, highlighting the designer’s work amid the challenges in Ukraine.
The dress featured a pleated bodice and a waist cutout adorned with sparkling embellishments, showcasing both fashion and cultural significance. Nicole’s message emphasized her appreciation for the designer’s resilience and creativity during a difficult time for Ukraine.
View this post on Instagram
Nicole’s mother, Rosemary, went on to marry German-American Gary Scherzinger, who adopted Nicole and whose surname she eventually took.
Personal Life and Relationships
In January 2016, Nicole Scherzinger was dating Maria Sharapova’s former flame, tennis hunk Grigor Dimitrov. Grigor and Nicole split in September 2019.
Nicole arrived sans date, however, at the Weinstein Company and Netflix 2016 Golden Globes After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Nicole Scherzinger wears her hair down at the 2016 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after-party on January 10, 2016, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / FayesVision / WENN)
Until 2015, Nicole was in a relationship with Formula One race driver Lewis Hamilton for seven years before she briefly moved on to football player Pajtim Kasami.
In 2020, she started dating Thom Evans, a former Scottish international rugby union player and model. They announced their engagement on June 27, 2023.
Nicole Scherzinger wears a plunging Alex Perry dress on the carpet of a Golden Globes after-party (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / FayesVision / WENN)
Fashion and Style Highlights
The former Pussycat Doll wore a beautifully-fitted plunging dress from Australian designer Alex Perry, which she paired with Stuart Weitzman’s “Nudist” heels.
Nicole totally broke the chest-legs rule when it comes to dressing, but we don’t mind since the girl looks gorgeous.
Nicole Scherzinger shows off a slew of sparking rings and some cleavage in an embellished black dress (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / FayesVision / WENN)
One of Stuart Weitzman’s most iconic shoe styles, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t pick up a pair for yourself:
Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” Goosebump Napa Sandal in Black, $415