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Thom Evans celebrates anniversary with ‘shining light’ Nicole Scherzinger

Thom Evans dubbed Nicole Scherzinger his ‘shining light’ (Picture: Getty Images)

Thom Evans has celebrated his one-year anniversary with Nicole Scherzinger, calling the Pussycat Doll his ‘shining light’.

The rugby star, 35, shared a sweet snap of the pair of them, as he posed with an arm around Nicole’s waist.

‘In a year that has been filled with so much uncertainty, you have been my shining light,’ he wrote. ‘Happy 1 year anniversary my love ❤️.’

Nicole, 42, responded in the comments: ‘You are my rock. I thank God for you every day. I love you so much ❤️’.

Fans and friends are thrilled for the pair, with Nicole’s bandmate Ashley Roberts writing: ‘Aww happy anniversary 💘’.

Ricki Lake, who starred alongside Thom on X Factor: Celebrity, added: ‘So very happy for you both! 🔥’.

Meanwhile, Denise Van Outen wrote: ‘Aw, lovely 🥂’.

The sweet pair met on X Factor: Celebrity, when Thom banded together with Ben Foden and Levi Davis to form their group Try Star.

Nicole was on the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.

It’s said Thom had been trying his luck with Nicole for six years, before finally landing his girl after X Factor wrapped.

(L-R) Thom Evans, Levi Davis and Ben Foden formed Try Star on X Factor: Celebrity (Picture: Getty)

A source told The Sun: ‘Thom knew he’d have a lot of fun on the show and not just because of the singing.

‘He’s been after Nicole for some time and was confident that spending so much time in her company would give him the opportunity to woo her.

‘In the end, she couldn’t resist Thom’s charms, despite the fact that she was meant to be judging him.’

The pair have seemed inseparable over the past year, jetting off on holidays and spending lockdowns together amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Plus, they put us all to shame with their workout TikToks as they still found the time to stay fit and active – and we’re not quite sure how they do it!

Nicole has previously dated tennis player Grigor Dimitrov and Lewis Hamilton, while Thom dated Kelly Brook for three years, before getting together with 90210 star Jessica Lowndes.

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