Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger split after four-year relationship22-10-2011
Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger have split up. The 26-year-old F1 racing driver - who is seven years younger than his erstwhile girlfriend -decided to call time on their relationship because their conflicting work schedules meant they were seeing less and less of each other.
The sportsman and Miss Scherzinger - who rose to fame as part of the Pussycat Dolls pop group - had been dating for four years. A friend said: ‘They are still very good friends and it was an amicable split, but they just decided it was impossible to keep the relationship going with such conflicting work schedules.’
The Hawaiian-born singer is part of the judging panel on X Factor USA, alongside Simon Cowell. As a result, she is based in Los Angeles, California. Hamilton, meanwhile, travels all over the world as one of the leading drivers in F1. Yesterday, he was at an event for his driving team Mclaren. A source told how he was in ‘good spirits’ at the event.
The couple started dating in 2007 after meeting at the European Music Awards in Munich. Miss Scherzinger, 33, was by his side as he was crowned world champion in Brazil in November 2008. But they spent increasing amounts of time apart due to their busy careers. Hamilton is based in Switzerland while Miss Scherzinger lives in Los Angeles. In July there was unconfirmed speculation the couple had become engaged. The couple split in January 2010 when they had been together for 20 months.
Following the break up, Hamilton told the Daily Mail: ‘I just want to move forward in a positive manner. The focus is on this season and doing the best I possibly can and getting the results on the track. I’m just keeping my mind on that. It never was a distraction but I am not going to take my mind off what I’ve got to do by thinking about it.’ Speaking of their relationship recently, Hamilton said: ‘We go to the gym together quite often and she goes running with me. She does her own programme and I do mine and it’s pretty cool.’
A spokesman for Hamilton declined to comment. A spokesman for Miss Scherzinger was unavailable for comment.
By: Tene Sommer
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