Nicole Scherzinger still in love with Lewis Hamilton

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

London:`X Factor` judge Nicole Scherzinger is still in love with ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, according their common friend Jahmene Douglas.

Scherzinger, 36, and formula one racer Hamilton decided to end their five-year on-off relationship last month as the couple did not have enough time to spend together.

"I am trying to be there for her because it is a tough time. It isn`t easy to switch off after spending five years in a relationship. I think it was just obvious that the distance thing might have taken its toll," Douglas said.

"But she`s a strong woman and she`s not silly. She is very into her faith, so she knows how to get through something and just needs the right friends around her," he added.

The `Boomerang` hitmaker is believed to be emotionally moved when Hamilton dedicated his victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix.