Tila Tequila's Relationship Carousel: A Look at Her Series of Love Interests

Tila Tequila, who was once one of the most famous people on the internet, made history on MySpace by having a whopping 1.4 million friends. However, nowadays, she lives a much quieter life. She's not as much in the public eye as she used to be. 

Tequila, a former singer, known for her love for Hitler and Nazis, is leading a single life today. She's not in a romantic relationship with anyone at the moment. She is a mother of two daughters: Isabella Monroe Nguyen and Annabelle Aniyah Nguyen. Let's take a deep dive into her love life.

Current Relationship Status

Tila Tequila is currently leading a single life, and she has chosen to keep her love life private. She's not sharing much about her romantic interests or relationships with the public. 

TilaTila Tequila in the music video of I Love You SOURCE: YouTube

Tila seems to prefer a more low-key and private existence, stepping away from the spotlight that once surrounded her. While it might leave some people curious, it's essential to respect her choice for privacy and focus on her well-being. 

Previously Engaged To Casey Johnson

Tila had a significant relationship with the late Casey Johnson, dating on and off from 2007 to 2010. Their relationship had its ups and downs, and they were even engaged at one point. In the weeks leading up to Casey's tragic passing, they were engaged to be married. Their engagement brought attention from the media and fans, but sadly, her life was cut short. 

Johnson, a socialite, tragically passed away on January 4, 2010, in Los Angeles, California, at the young age of 30. Her death was the result of complications related to diabetes. It's unfortunate to think that Tila's ex-partner had been deceased for as long as two days before her body was discovered. A friend, who had kindly allowed her to stay in a guest house, made the heartbreaking discovery.

How Tila Dealt With Johnson's Death?

Tequila went through a difficult and emotional time when she learned about Johnson's death. It wasn't until a few days after the news broke that the full weight of the situation truly sank in for her. She happened to be in her home state of Texas visiting her family when the tragedy occurred. 

CaseyTila Tequila with her late fiancée, Casey Johnson SOURCE: YouTube

The former social media influencer, Tila vividly remembers that one whole day went by without any contact from Casey, which was unusual. At first, she tried to rationalize it, thinking that maybe she was sleeping in late as she had done before. She even considered that Casey might be spending time with the Hilton family, with whom she was close. 

Worried and unable to get in touch with Casey, Tequila reached out to friends and her assistant to check on her. That's when she received the devastating news of her fiancée's passing, prompting her to book a flight home immediately, as she was in a state of shock and grief.

The Love Story With Late Casey

Tila and Johnson's love story is a unique one. They first crossed paths through mutual friends in Hollywood, and at the beginning, they didn't see romance as a possibility. She admits they didn't like each other due to all the rumors and gossip. The "Masterminds" actress reflects on this by saying, "We just hated each other through gossip. When people talk about someone, you have preconceived judgments." 

However, something unexpected happened that changed their perception. Tila sent Casey a text, and everything started to shift from that moment. On their very first date, she noticed how nervous the late socialite was at her house, dropping things and displaying the telltale signs of first-date jitters. But instead of being awkward, they ended up laughing all night long. That laughter and connection that sparked between them led to love.

Crazy Relationship With Shawn Merriman

Tila Tequila had a tumultuous relationship with former American football linebacker and Kendra Wilkinson's former lover, Shawn Merriman. They were in a romantic relationship at one point, but it was marked by difficulties, and she has described it as a violent one. The case was dragged to the court multiple times. 

In September 2009, there was a significant incident involving Tequila and Merriman. She called the police, alleging that he had choked, assaulted, and restrained her during an altercation, as mentioned in an article from Bleacher Report. He was taken into custody, and this incident received widespread media attention. 

ShawneTila Tequila's former lover, Shawn Merriman SOURCE: Los Angeles Chargers YouTube Channel

As per Tila's story, she claimed she wanted to leave Shawn's home, but he became violent, even tackling her onto the couch. She further alleged that her boyfriend had choked her, making it difficult for her to breathe. His side of the story was a bit different. He said that he was trying to prevent Tila from driving while drunk because she had a known allergy to alcohol. Ultimately, the charges against him were dropped due to a lack of sufficient evidence. 

After the initial incident, things got even more complicated. Tila decided to take legal action by filing a lawsuit against Shawn for domestic violence a few months later. In response, the former NFL player accused her of copyright infringement and interfering with a business deal he had with Walmart. They had a legal battle that went on for a while, but eventually, they both agreed to settle their differences in court, the details of which aren't available. 

Has Kids With Her Former Lover

Tila Tequila is a proud mother of two lovely daughters. Her first daughter, Isabella Monroe Nguyen, was born on November 16, 2014. A few years later, on August 14, 2018, she welcomed her second daughter, Annabelle Aniyah Nguyen, into the world. She had also previously suffered a miscarriage in April 2011.

Tequila has chosen to keep Isabella's father's identity undisclosed, as mentioned in an article from the Daily Mail, respecting her privacy in this matter. However, when it comes to Annabelle, her father is publicly known to be her former lover, Thomas Whitaker. Every family's situation is unique, and she has made personal decisions about what she wants to share with the public and what she prefers to keep private. 

Tequila's Controversial Dating Show

In 2007, Tila Tequila became well-known for her dating show on MTV, called "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila." What made this show different was that she liked both boys and girls and so 16 guys and 16 girls were on the display, trying to win her heart. 


In the end, Tila picked Bobby, but many fans noticed that she seemed to really like Dani, one of the contestants. Things got messy when it came out later that she already had a boyfriend when they were filming the show, and she admitted it was true. It was also revealed that she wasn't bisexual and that she was just pretending for the TV show. This caused some controversy and made people question the authenticity of reality TV.

Other Relationships Of The Former MySpace Star

Tila Tequila's love life has been quite a rollercoaster. In 2009, she was dating Courtenay Semel, and then she got involved with Billy Corgan from 2009 to 2010. There were even rumors that she had a Halloween fling with Justin Long in 2008 and was romantically involved with Kristy Morgan the same year. 

People also talked about the controversial Tequila maybe having a thing with Will.i.am in 2008. Back in 2007, she hooked up with Bobby Banhart and had a connection with Dani Campbell. Even in 2006, there were whispers of a fling with Ray J. Before all of this, she also dated Benji Madden from 2000 to 2003 and was once romantically linked to Nick Carter. It's safe to say that her love life has been quite the talk of the town over the years!


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