Nicole Scherzinger's boyfriend would love to be engaged before the year is out.
The singer and her Formula 1 ace beau Lewis Hamilton have been in an on/off relationship since 2008, although things have got more serious over the last few years.
There has been a lot of speculation about when they will tie the knot, with Lewis explaining he is starting to feel ready to take the next step.
"We’ve been together for five years, which is quite a milestone really," he told British newspaper The Sun. “But hopefully in the near future. Maybe before we get to six years."
Nicole and Lewis have conflicting schedules but do their best to make as much time for each other as possible. Last year she was a judge on the UK version of The X Factor and he regularly turned up to support her backstage. She also travels to be with him when he is competing in races.
“You kinda have to look at the schedules because people will put something in any time that you have off and we’re always working. We have to be like, ‘OK, this week I’m going to try to make it to this race, if I don’t, I’ve got this performance here; what can you do?’ Every minute counts, you know?” Nicole explained earlier this year.
Last year, the star hinted that her relationship hasn't always been easy. She explained her view of romance isn't as rosy as some people's as she doesn't believe in fairytales. Instead Nicole is proud to be with someone who is willing to work at a relationship and who she trusts and can communicate with.
Rumours Nicole, 34, and her 28-year-old boyfriend were serious about each other first started in 2011, when her father publicly claimed they were engaged.
“You know about the proposal? Yes they are engaged,” he said. “My future son-in-law is a really nice guy, really down-to-earth. My family all like him. The good spirit is there.”
Nicole's representative quickly shot down the speculation.
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