Scherzinger: Lewis is my pal

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger says she’s “friends” with Lewis Hamilton.

The former Pussycat Doll had been dating the Formula 1 driver on and off since 2008, but the pair called time on their relationship in July.

Since then, Lewis has often taken to Twitter to allude to the fact he is missing the singer, while Nicole has admitted she’s struggled with the split.

However, she remains coy about the state of their relationship now.

“Oh… Well, we’re friends!” she answered Britain’s Star magazine when quizzed about the sports star.

Nicole, 35, is currently acting as a judge on The X Factor UK, where she has been given the girls category.

It means weekly live shows, which even the talented superstar struggles with.

“I get so nervous I puke – I’m joking!” she laughed.

“Honestly? I run and I say a prayer. I would much rather be singing on stage than speaking. I never know what will come out of my mouth!”

The American star has moved from the US to Britain due to her work commitments.

Nicole previously opened up about finding it hard to make friends in a new place, but now feels at home across the pond.

“I love your sense of humor, I love your hearts,” she gushed about the UK.

“Unbelievably talented people live here – it just means a lot that they have embraced me for who I am, and not made me feel like a stranger. I really appreciate it.”

It’s thought work commitments and Nicole’s need to settle down contributed to her break-up with Lewis.

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