Birth name Nicola McLean

Birthday 16 September 1983

Star sign Virgo

Birthplace London

Marriages Tom Williams, June 2009 – present

Glamour model Nicola McLean was born in London in 1983. She has an older sister called Michelle.

The blonde star experienced some bullying at school when she had corrective surgery on a squint in one of her eyes and had to wear a patch for a while.

As a teenager Nicola joined the army cadets but eventually decided to pursue modelling instead. She became a Page 3 girl and appeared in racy shoots for newspapers including The Daily Star.

Nicola McLean was very popular and graced Page 3 on many occasions. She came 4th in a poll ran by The Sun to find the Best Page 3 Girl Of All Time.

She also carved out a showbiz career, with guest appearances on TV shows including The Weakest Link, The Big Breakfast and Richard & Judy.

The bubbly star quit topless modelling when she welcomed her first child, a son called Rocky, with footballer Tom Williams in 2006.

When she returned to work in 2008 Nicola appeared on the documentaries Help!! I’ve Got A High Maintenance Wife! and WAGs’ World.

Later in the year she headed into the jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and came in 6th place.

2009 brought wedded bliss for Nicola when she married Tom in an elaborate ceremony which was filmed for reality show Four Weddings. She gave birth to her second son Striker the following year.

In 2012 Nicola McLean entered the Celebrity Big Brother house and finished in 7th.

The glamour model has openly spoken of her battle with an eating disorder.

She announced that she was pregnant in March 2012 but two months later said she’d had a miscarriage.

Nicola experienced more sadness in August 2014 when she revealed that she’d split from hubby Tom. She was later linked to TOWIE’s Mario Falcone.

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