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(American television personality, model, singer, blogger)

Tornado Thien aka Tila Tequila is an American TV personality. Tila is married and has two kids.

Relationship Facts of Tila Nguyen

Tila Nguyen is married to Thomas Paxton Whitaker.
She is mother of Two (Isabella Monroe Nguyen, Annabelle.).
Tila Nguyen is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Tila Nguyen?

Tila Nguyen is married to musician Thomas Paxton Whitaker.

On April 18, 2014, Tila confirmed her pregnancy via Facebook Page. She gave birth to her first daughter named Isabella Monroe Nguyen on November 16, 2014.

The couple started dating in 2013 however, ended due to Whitaker’s financial problems. Similarly, she welcomes her second daughter named Annabella on November 16, 2014.

Previously, she was linked to the winner of her dating show “A Shot at Love”, Bobby Banhart. she has revealed that they had broken up in January 2008 but Banhart has publicly declined their relation stating that the two had never dated.

Also, she has been in a relationship with Shawne Merriman.

In 2009, she got engaged to heiress Casey Johnson. Due to the complications resulting from diabetes, he died on January 3, 2010.

Tila Nguyen: Biography in Details

Who is Tila Nguyen?

Tila Nguyen is an American television personality, model, singer, and blogger. Tila Nguyen rose to fame after amassing followers on Myspace.

She has appeared in MTV’s 2007 dating series, A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila. The show was a bisexual-themed dating which featured straight men and lesbian women as would-be suitors to Tila.

Tila Nguyen: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Tila was born on October 24, 1981, in Singapore and raised in Houston, Texas. She holds an American nationality whereas her family were Vietnamese refugees and is of French-Vietnamese descent.

She is better known by her stage names Tila Nguyen, Miss Tila, and more but she was named Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen by her parents.

The identity of her parents including her father, and mother isn’t available. In 1975, after the Vietnam war, her parents moved from Vietnam to Singapore.

The family later moved to the USA when she was a year old. Until she was eight, she lived in a strict Buddhist community.

Also, she has an elder brother and sister named Daniel and Terri.

Education & Early Life

In 2000, Tila graduated from Alief Hastings High School. She has attended college but hasn’t completed it.

Talking about her early age she has a turbulent childhood. At the age of eleven, she tried heroin and also began to drink. The nickname Tila Tequila was given to her by friends following a bad experience with alcohol.

At the age of 16, she ran away to New York City for several months. At the time, she lost her virginity and suffer from miscarriage.

Tila Nguyen: Professional Life, Career

Television Career

At the age of 19, Tila moves to Los Angeles to pursue her modeling career and gets a chance to feature as playboy’s Cybergirl of the week on April 22, 2002.

After that, she became the first Asian Cyber Girl of the month. In 2003, she appeared on VH1’s reality show “Surviving Nugent” as a contestant. In the same year, she joined MySpace where she gained the limelight from the public and media.

Furthermore, she hosted Fuse TV’s Pants-off Dance-Off in April 2006. Also, she made an appearance in April 2007 on the NBC show “Identity” and made a cameo appearance on the show “The War at Home” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”.

Music Career

At the age of 20, Tila shows an interest in rock music so, she started her own band named ‘Beyond Betty Jean’ for which she acted as a singer and songwriter.

However, the band broke up later, she became the lead singer of the band called Jealousy. In February 2007, she independently released her first single “I Love U” through iTunes.

Under the name Tila Tequila, she released EPs and several singles including Stripper Friends, Paralyze, I Love You, and so on.

Besides, she released her first book, “Hooking  Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party” in 2008.

Awards, Nomination

2007The Soup AwardEntertainer of the Year
2008Bravo’s A-List AwardA-List Drama Queen
2008AVN AwardsBest Celebrity Sex Tape

Rumors, Controversy

In September 2009, Tila was allegedly choked and restrained by ex-boyfriend Shawne Merriman and she sued Merriman for $1.5 million.

On March 7, 2012, she was hospitalized for a brain aneurysm and completed her rehab treatment after having almost died by a suicide attempt via a pill overdose.

Besides, Tila’s Twitter account was suspended after posting hate speech in November 2016.

In March 20108, she confesses that she was neither lesbian nor bisexual via Youtube. She only pretended to be in order to create ratings for the show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.

At that time,  she has also a boyfriend while filming the show.

How much does Tila Nguyen earn?

As per other online sources, Tila has an estimated net worth of $700 thousand. However, he hasn’t yet revealed her exact salary and other income.

What are the body measurements of Tila Nguyen?

The actress stands at a height of 4 feet 11 inches tall and her weight is around 47 kg. Likely, she has a dark brown pair of eyes and lights brown hair.

Furthermore, her shoe size is 5.5 (US) and her bra size is 36C.

Social Media

She is active on Twitter where she has over 900 followers. Likewise, she is available on Facebook with more than 2k followers and 1k likes.

However, she isn’t available on Instagram.


  • As of 2022, she is 40 years old.
  • Her Sun sign is Scorpio.
  • She has a website called TilaFashion.com, TilaZone.com, MissTilaOMG.com, and more.


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