‘Selling Sunset’: Meet Vanessa Villela’s Photographer Fiancé Nick Hardy AKA Tom Fraud

Vanessa Villela joined the cast of Selling Sunset in season 4 and returns in new episodes of the Netflix series. Season 5 of Selling Sunset showcases many relationships at The O Group, including that of Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim and Vanessa and her beau Nick Hardy. Learn more about the photographer and his engagement to the Selling Sunset star.

Nick Hardy, also known as photographer Tom Fraud, 'Selling Sunset' star Vanessa Villela's fiancé
Nick Hardy | TomFraud.com

‘Selling Sunset’ star Vanessa Villela is engaged to Nicholas Hardy 

Vanessa and Nick recently took their relationship to the next step. The duo got engaged at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles in January 2021.  

“Two souls one heart!” Vanessa captioned a video of the special moment. “I SAID YESSSSSS.” 

Her caption continued detailing her relationship with Nick. “One year ago I met the man of my dreams the one makes my heart skip every time, the man that makes me better in every single way, the man that I respect, adore, admire, and love with all my heart. You came into my life when I least expected it and you came to make my dreams come true. Our love story is like a movie and you are my prince!!” 

According to her post, Vanessa manifested Nick, “the man that is what I always dreamt and more.” She concluded:

“I can’t believe that I am living this life, sometimes I feel like I’m dreaming and I have to pinch myself to know that is a dream but in real life. You paint the stars in my heart and even when I think it can’t be possible to be better there you go painting more stars in it. You are my best friend, my man, my pajaro, my hero, my everything.”

At publication, arrangements for their wedding are unknown. 

Nick Hardy is known as photographer Tom Fraud 

According to his website, “Tom Fraud represents the dreamers and believers who follow their heart, instincts, and desires.” Nick’s bio continues: “Fraud stands for the idea of going against the tide, doing your own thing, and doing it your own way.” Tom Fraud has portfolios featuring photos of women, men, sports, travel, music, and commercial work. 

Before he started working under the pseudonym Tom Fraud, Nick was the creative director at a leading photo agency in London. “His talent lies in expressing timeless images that ooze beauty and sophistication with a twist,” the site continues. “Fraud is a way of life.’ 

Vanessa Villela introduces Nick Hardy in ‘Selling Sunset’ Season 5

Some people watch Selling Sunset for the real estate porn the Netflix series offers. Others watch it for the drama. Then there are those people who tune in to see the relationships that blossom. 

Selling Sunset fans will meet Nick in new episodes of the Netflix series. He’s not in many episodes, but Nick does show up at The Oppenheim Group offices with a surprise for Vanessa that leaves all the women talking. 

Outside of Vanessa’s relationship, there’s plenty of drama between the women of The O Group, including the residual emotion that lingers from the season 4 finale. Watch season 5 of Selling Sunset on Netflix beginning April 22. 

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