The 25-year-old British racing driver Lewis Hamilton and 31-year-old US pop star Nicole Scherzinger split up in order to “fully focus on their careers”, according to TheSun.
“Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton can confirm that they have decided to go their separate ways,” a statement revealed. “The two of them have decided to fully focus on their careers and will remain close friends.”
Despite a number of rebuttals from Hamilton, the pair’s relationship had been rumoured to be on the rocks for months. And now, with the 2010 Formula One season fast approaching, Hamilton’s thoughts are likely to be firmly on the racing track.
Days ago, he said: “The hard work starts here. The next 10 weeks could well largely dictate the destiny of the 2010 world championship, so it’s crucial that we start testing very strongly and that we never let up. “I’m more motivated than ever to work with the team and my engineers, and I’m extremely positive for the year ahead.”
Hawaiian beauty Nicole, who once called Lewis her “soulmate”, is also busy planning a solo album and acting roles.
Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger started dating after meeting at the MTV Europe Awards in Munich in November 2007. [via TheSun]