The truth about Nicole Scherzinger’s relationship with Lewis Hamilton

Ever since Nicole Scherzinger rose to fame as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls and a regular face on television, she’s been making headlines when it comes to her love life.

Currently, the ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ hitmaker seems very happy with her boyfriend, ex-rugby player Thom Evans. As previously reported by Us Weekly, the couple made their red carpet debut at the Golden Globes in January 2020. The outlet noted that they first met the previous year when Evans took part in the celebrity edition of “The X Factor.” Since then, their relationship seems to have gone strong. “I couldn’t be happier right now,” Scherzinger told Extra in 2020 of her romance with Evans. The following year, Evans told The Sun that the Masked Singer panelist “is so easy and fun. I hit the jackpot.” He continued, “People always say, ‘If you know, you know,’ and I can honestly say I never really had that moment. But within the first few days with Nicole, it was just great and it’s been great ever since.”

But while Scherzinger and Evans are happily in love, her previous relationship with Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton seems to have had its complications.

Nicole Scherzinger wasn’t Lewis Hamilton’s top priority

Nicole Scherzinger first met Lewis Hamilton at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards when she was a member of the Pussycat Dolls, according to Metro. They began dating shortly after and became one of pop culture’s most talked-about couples. While the public may have been pushing for them to stay put, their relationship has been on and off constantly.

As noted by The Sun, they had split in 2010, 2011 and 2013 before officially calling it quits in 2015. “I’m devastated that it didn’t work out. It was the most difficult decision we had to make but we made it together,” the ‘Don’t Cha’ hitmaker told the British newspaper, adding, “I love Lewis and I know he loves me. We wish each other nothing but happiness and the very best. I’m trying to stay strong in my faith now.” In his own interview with The Sun the following year, Hamilton revealed that his relationship with Scherzinger was never his top priority. “My cars are my babies. When I had a girlfriend, I used to say, ‘I’m going out with one of the girls, so you can come if you want, but you’re second when it comes to the cars.'” he explained.

With that in mind, Scherzinger gave People (via Express) more insight into the breakup. “Sometimes people stay in relationships because they get complacent, because they’re comfortable, because they don’t want to be alone,” she said.

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton don’t speak to each other

During a 2016 television interview on Britain’s The Jonathan Ross Show, Nicole Scherzinger informed viewers that there was no animosity between her and Lewis Hamilton. However, that doesn’t mean they talk to each other.

“I don’t see anything negative; I think it’s natural for people to split up and go their own ways,” the hitmaker explained to “Right There” (via Us Weekly). “You just have to be an adult and always wish the other person happiness, success and love — sincerely — and I do.” Scherzinger explained that her ex was the “best driver since Ayrton Senna” and wished him “happiness and success.”

In 2017, Hamilton unexpectedly reminisced about his relationship with Scherzinger in a video shared on social media. While the Pussycat Dolls’ ballad “Stickwitu” played in the background, Hamilton filmed himself grinning. Hamilton wrote of the clip: “Nicole used to sing this to me, such a beautiful song. Good times.” Sportskeeda noted the video was captured on the day of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Scherzinger did not respond to the clip.