Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton have officially broken up after 20 months of dating, reports said.
The split was confirmed in a joint statement from their spokesman that read "Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton can confirm that they have decided to go their separate ways. The two of them have decided to focus fully on their careers and will remain close friends."
Nicole, the 31-year-old Pussycat Dolls frontwoman, and Lewis, the 25-year-old Formula 1 world champion in 2008, first met at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2007. They started dating in May 2008.