The split seems to be amicable but was apparently instigated by Hamilton, as the couple hardly ever got to see each due to their heavy work schedules which of late have kept them in different countries. Despite frequent phone calls, the lack of opportunity for face-to-face contact took its toll on the relationship and Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton split up in the last few days.
“It’s a shame because Nicole really tried to make it work. They are still very good friends and it was an amicable split,” a friend told British newspaper, the Daily Mail.
Hamilton and Scherzinger met at the European Music Awards in 2007, at Munich. Throughout recent months there were several rumors that the couple had split, the most recent being in July this year.
Hamilton has maintained a positive attitude despite his break-up with Scherzinger.
“The focus is on this season and doing the best I possibly can,” he told the Daily Mail after the end of the relationship.
Lewis is often travelling around the world racing for the McLaren Formula 1 team. Nicole Scheringer is now throwing all her efforts into her job as mentor to the Overs category in the first season of the X Factor USA, which keeps her based in California.
The two remain friends and still speak to each other. Nicole Scherzinger also has apparently not given up hope of a reconciliation with Hamilton, but for now, with their different hectic work schedules, a relationship proved unworkable.