Who is Nadine Coyle? I'm a Celebrity 2019 star's accent, partner and more facts

27 November 2019, 13:34 | Updated: 27 November 2019, 13:36

Nadine Coyle to star in I'm a Celebrity 2019
Nadine Coyle to star in I'm a Celebrity 2019. Picture: ITV

By Sian Hamer

Nadine Coyle is swapping luxury home comforts for basic rations in the sweltering Australian jungle.

Nadine Coyle found fame when she auditioned for the Irish version of Popstars back in 2001, making it to the final as part of a band called Six.

But she didn't stay in the group for too long, as she was forced to leave when it was revealed she'd lied about her age to enter the competition – saying she was 18, when she was actually 16.

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A year later, she was encouraged by Louis Walsh to audition for the British version of the show Popstars: The Rivals. It was here that Nadine met Cheryl, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh – and they formed the highly successful pop group Girls Aloud.

Here's all the big facts about Nadine:

  1. How old is Nadine Coyle?

    Nadine Coyle's age
    Nadine Coyle's age. Picture: PA

    Nadine was born on ‎15 June 1985, and she celebrated her 34th birthday in 2019.

  2. What is Nadine's accent and where is she from?

    Many people aren't too sure where to place Nadine's accent, and that's because it's a hybrid American-Derry accent.

    Nadine grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland, before moving to London and then over to the States.

    Speaking to the Independent.ie last year, Nadine shared her frustrations with people discussing her accent: "It’s almost like people think it’s ok to mention the Irish accent but what if I had any type of accent? Or from any other nation?

    “It would be viewed as hugely disrespectful to pick up on the accent, on something that’s different. But because you’re Irish it’s alright to point and laugh."

  3. Who is Nadine's partner?

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    Nadine was in a relationship with American football player Jason Bell, but it's now reported that they may have parted ways.

    The couple started dating in 2008 after meeting in America, where Nadine was working at the time. Two years later they were engaged, but they briefly split up a year later.

    Jason proposed again in 2014, just before the birth of their daughter.

  4. Does Nadine have kids?

    Nadine has one daughter, Anaíya Bell, who is five years old. She was born on February 10, 2014.

    Anaíya's father is American football player Jason Bell, who was in a relationship with the Girls Aloud singer for 11 years.