Everything you need to know about I'm a Celebrity star Nadine Coyle's love life
Nadine Coyle has been kicking up a storm Down Under, where she's currently taking part in 2019's I'm a Celebrity, and although it seems nothing is off topic for the popstar – who has spoken about everything from motherhood to her former Girls Aloud days – one thing that the doting mum has yet to touch on is her love life. Nadine, 34, split from her partner of 11 years in September, and has also dated Hollywood royalty in her time. Here's a look back at the star's love life…
In September 2008, Nadine was first linked to American footballer Jason Bell, who she remained in a relationship with for eleven years until their split in 2019, by which time they were said to be living separate lives. Nadine met the future father of her child when she was running her own Irish bar in Sunset Beach.
The popstar and the athlete got engaged in 2010, however briefly split in 2011 before getting back together. Jason proposed again in 2014, but the pair never married, despite Nadine sometimes referring to her partner as "her husband", saying: "I love to cook and hang out with my husband Jason and our daughter. We're a very close family."
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That same year, Nadine gave birth to their daughter, Anaiya, the same year Jason proposed to her. Anaiya lives with her mum in Northern Ireland, while Jason has remained in the USA to focus on his sporting career as an NFL pundit. However, the pair are said to be on good terms and focused on co-parenting their five-year-old daughter.
The Sound of the Underground singer spoke candidly about their previous split to Fabulous magazine in 2018, saying: "I got with Jason when I was 23 and got engaged, and suddenly I thought: 'Hang on. I can't get married. I'm only 25.'"
Before meeting Jason, Nadine dated Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe for two years. The two met in 2006 while Girls Aloud were on tour, and Nadine moved her life to the USA when she was just 21 to be closer to Jesse. At the time, the singer was often having to make a 12-hour commute back to the UK to perform with her band, but was willing to make the sacrifice for the sake of her new relationship.
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The heartthrob even got a tattoo of girlfriend Nadine on his arm, although later admitted it was an immature move, telling People magazine: "If I could get it removed, I would. At the same time, it's my favourite tattoo. I think it's beautiful but it was a bit impulsive, a bit impetuous, maybe a bit immature."
A year into their relationship, Jesse was checked into rehab for alcohol addiction, however, the Love Machine singer chose to stay with the actor. That nearly changed when stories that Jesse had cheated began to surface. Despite reports to the contrary, the famous pair weathered the storm, and Nadine was still in a relationship with the Desperate Housewives star when he entered rehab for the second time in 2007. It was then that the two decided to part ways.
Speaking to Now magazine a year later in 2008, the Girls Aloud singer expressed remorse at her decision to leave Jesse when he was vulnerable. She explained: "He had a horrible time going to rehab and it was all too much for me. I blocked it out of my life and decided not to be a part of it and that’s wrong. That’s not something you should do if you love somebody."
It seems the two remained on good terms. In 2012, Nadine tweeted the actor to congratulate him on landing a role on TV show Dallas, writing: "Congratulations @jessemetcalfe on your new show Dallas airing tonight. I wish I was there to see it but the family are tuning in in LA."
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