The on-off relationship between Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton is off again amid reports the couple have split for a second time. Sources close to the 34-year-old Scherzinger say she is "devastated" by the break which happened last month.
"Nicole is heartbroken about the split," a 'friend' was quoted as saying in the Sun. "She thought he was 'the one' but it didn't work out. She and Lewis broke up around a month ago and have been keeping it quiet since then.
"Only a few close friends and family knew and they've been comforting both of them. Yesterday Nicole had a gig in Sardinia. She is throwing herself into work to forget the pain of the break-up."
Another 'source', again unnamed but claiming to be a 'close friend' of Scherzinger, told the Mirror: "They'd been talking about marriage so you can imagine how upsetting this whole thing has been for her."
And yet another source (just how many friends do they have who love nothing more than running straight to the tabloids) blamed their workloads. "They're both very busy people and have been forced to spend a lot of time apart.
"Who knows whether things might change in a year's time. They do still love each other, but they are not together as it stands."