Nicole Scherzinger has confessed that performing in the West End play Cats was the “only thing” that kept her going after her break-up from Lewis Hamilton.
The actor and singer revealed that her seven-year relationship with the 32-year-old Formula One driver ended during her run as Grizabella in Cats. “I’ve never shared this with anyone, but during that time, I was going through a break-up so theatre was the most cathartic place for me,” the Evening Standard quoted Nicole as saying. "It was the only thing that kind of kept me going because I had to keep all that hidden. Every night, I just bared my heart and soul on that stage and it was the only thing that really kept me going.”
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The former Pussycat Doll has since been dating Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, 25, but was tight-lipped about the relationship. “I’m not able to say anything about it,” she said. “I’m very happy where I am.”
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But despite all her success, Nicole still feels like an outsider — like her Cats character. “Grizabella had a broken heart and was an outsider in the way that people treated her. I identified with her on those levels. I’ve always felt like an outsider my whole life,” she shared. “I’ve always felt a little bit alien. I was quite shy growing up. When I got to college, I was always alone. Even when I was in all my groups and stuff I was very alone, I don’t know if that’s just me or what it is, but it’s true.”
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