Nicole Scherzinger cuts ties with Lewis Hamilton for good as she holidays in Venice

Nicole Scherzinger is said to be "putting distance" between herself and her ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, and it seems the star has stayed true to her word as she jetted off to Venice for the weekend. The singer was enjoying a quick getaway with a few of her close friends – no doubt keen to take her mind off her recent break-up.

Nicole, 36, and her former beau Lewis, 30, have been on-off for seven years, but earlier this month it was confirmed that the pair had split for a fourth time.

They have also stopped following each other on Twitter, with a source close to Nicole revealing that the glamazon is trying her best to move on.


Nicole Scherzinger dated Lewis Hamilton on-off for seven years

"The split has been devastating for Nicole," an insider told The Sun on Sunday. "She feels the only way she can move on is by putting distance between her and Lewis."

They added: "While their split was amicable, she and those around her feel it's not healthy for them to remain friends."

Nicole has instead focussed her energy on her work, recently finishing her London West End run in Cats the musical. It hasn't been all work and no play for the former Pussycats Dolls singer however, as Nicole travelled to Venice on Friday.

Nicole Scherzinger took her mind off her recent split with a trip to Venice

Showing the world that she is having the time of her life, Nicole took to Instagram to share a few snaps. The globetrotter posted one photo of herself striking a pose on a canal boat, which she captioned "io amo #Venezia" meaning "I love Venice" in Italian.

She followed it up with another snap of herself standing in front of an exquisite sunset backdrop. "#Venetian #sunset #SanGiorgioChurch #Venice#takemybreathaway," Nicole wrote alongside her close-up photo.

Later that evening the Hawaii-born star shared a more seductive image of herself doing the splits in a canal boat, showing Lewis what he is missing as she captioned the photo: "Floating #greenroom! Having to warm up and stretch on the boat before we perform! I love #Venice @diddi_e @natalieromerolv."

Friends of Nicole Scherzinger said it was 'healthier' if she cut all ties with Lewis Hamilton

Nicole and Lewis parted ways in early February, due to the pressures of a long-distance relationship, as well as their differing views on marriage.

According to The Sun, Los Angeles-based Nicole finally realised that Lewis, who primarily resides in Monaco, does not want to get married and therefore she ended their relationship. Nicole also revealed at the time: "I'm devastated that it didn't work out. It was the hardest decision we had to make, but we made it together."

Lewis, meanwhile, took to Twitter to thanks his fans for their love and support during this "tough time", posting that it meant the world to him.