X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has split from Formula 1 racing star Lewis Hamilton, it has been confirmed.
The pair have parted ways after five years together, despite recent reports that Hamilton was planning to propose to his singer girlfriend.
It is being reported that the split is down to their busy schedules, with Nicole about to embark on a summer of filming for her new role on The X Factor judging panel.
A spokesperson confirmed the news, while a source told Mail Online: ‘Nicole is just so heartbroken and completely devastated.’
The news comes just weeks after Lewis hinted that a proposal might be on the cards for the couple.
‘We’ve been together for five years, which is quite a milestone really,’ he said. ‘But hopefully in the near future. Maybe before we get to six years…’
Recently, Nicole had admitted that she isn’t a huge fan of Formula One, saying: ‘I only go to a grand prix to support Lewis. I am in awe of Formula One because there is so much money, technology and talent, but as for the racing, it really is like trying to understand rocket science when I’m there, trackside.
‘For me there’s only ever one winner and a lot of people would agree with me on that – Lewis is the best.’
Lewis and Nicole met in 2007 at the European Music Awards in Munich, but didn’t go public until six months later at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Having split briefly in January 2010, they reconciled but broke up again at the end of 2011.
Although the pair got back together shortly afterwards, in early 2012, and had remained steady ever since, insiders believe the latest split is the final chapter in the couple’s story together.