We're looking forward to meeting Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Lizzie Rovsek on Season 9 in the near future. But you may be surprised to know that Lizzie has already had a brush with fame when she dated Nick Lachey many years ago. 

Lizzie, 34, is a former beauty pageant winner who was crowned Miss Kentucky Teen USA in 1998 and Miss Kentucky in 2002. In 2006, she dated Nick just after he separated from then-wife Jessica Simpson, although Lizzie and Nick's romance didn't last long. However, Nick and Lizzie were first linked back in January 2006, and Nick's divorce from Jessica wasn't finalized until June 2006. Scandalous!

Ready for a shocking coincidence? Lizzie — who back then was still going by her maiden name, Lizzie Arnold — competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1998 that year but didn't place. But do you know who won the crown? It was Vanessa Minnillo, who later married Nick in 2011. Clearly, Nick has a thing for pageant winners!

As for Lizzie, she married real estate exec Christian Rovsek in 2009, and the couple has two sons, Preston and Kingston. Lizzie currently owns her own swimwear business called Sun Kitten Swimwear by Lizzie. So things have gone well for both Lizzie and Nick since their fling!

Are you surprised that Nick and Lizzie used to date? 

Source: Radar Online